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Video: Ala. officer fired over jail TASER incident

Jail surveillance video shows the police officer, his wife and a CO choking and restraining a woman before TASERing her

By CorrectionsOne Staff

EVERGREEN, Ala. — An Alabama police officer was fired from the department effective Monday for TASERing a city councilman's sister while she was restrained in a chair at a county jail according to the Press Register.

Jail surveillance video shows officer Klaetsch, his wife Melissa and a corrections officer choked and restrained Crystal Skinner Coleman for more than two hours while Melissa TASED her in August.

Former Conecuh County correctional officer Alicia Brown is shown pulling Skinner's arm.

In the jail surveillance video, Klaetsch appears to be smiling, gesturing and laughing along with his wife and Brown after the TASERing incident. Klaetsch's attorney argued that's no grounds for termination, according to WSFA.com.

Mayor Pete Wolffe III said the officer had been the focus of "complaints of unprofessional and harassing conduct" and decided to uphold the firing.




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