Tx. couple says officers tased them in front of children

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by WHAS11.com

WHAS11.com

Posted on March 5, 2014 at 12:58 AM

(WHAS11) – A Texas couple has accused police of using unnecessary force.

The mother and father say officers used a stun gun on them in front of their children outside a birthday party.

The incident happened after some of the adults in attendance got into an altercation.

Jodie White was trying to leave but officers blocked the parking lot and that’s when she yelled something at officers.

“They just rushed my car, opened the door and tasers were everywhere,” White said.

The Whites’ three small children also saw their father getting tased.

Officers say the Whites were combative nearly slamming the car door on an officer’s hand.

They say they’re going to file a formal complaint and insist there’s nothing they did to justify the police response.

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