Around noon, Chief Charlie Deane held a press conference over the taser incident in West Gate Sunday before last. You may read at insidenova.com Overview:
Chief Deane said that unless new facts are discovered, the officers acted appropriately and within policy. The woman was not pregnant and is still in jail. A Spanish-speaking officer was one of the first responders. There was no language issue. The grandfather was released on his personal recognizance.
Because of the heightened media coverage of this story, Chief Deane wanted to dispel myths. There is a streaming video on insidenova but the sound quality is very poor.
From the New York Times:
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