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1078 Police Sued after video shows inmate being Tasered while strapped down
The Boulder County sheriff and five deputies are named in an excessive force lawsuit after an inmate was tasered even though she was already in a restraint chair with her hands strapped behind her back and her head covered with a spit hood.

Lauren Gotthelf filed the federal lawsuit Tuesday morning for an incident that occurred Nov. 25, 2017.

The 34-year-old was ticketed by a Boulder police officer for smoking on the Pearl Street Mall and allowing her service dog to be off-leash. When Gotthelf refused to sign the summons, she was taken to the Boulder County Jail.

Once at the jail, Sgt. Chris Reiss can be heard on body cam footage telling Gotthelf, "Based on your suicide statements, you're going on suicide watch."

Gotthelf is heard denying she made any suicidal statements but there is no body cam that recorded what she may have said moments earlier, only the interaction between her and deputies that followed.

"You guys are nuts," is what Gotthelf is heard saying to deputies when told she has to strip and put on a suicide smock. At one point, Gotthelf told deputies that she should be taken to a hospital if they believed she was a suicide risk.

"You’re not going to a hospital, you’re going on a suicide protocol," Reiss responded.


Suicide protocol often means placing the inmate in isolation with a smock so he or she cannot harm themself.

Deputies determined Gotthelf was not cooperating even though she can be seen on body cam following orders to place her hands behind her back.

According to the lawsuit, multiple deputies strapped "her into a restraint chair, and inflicting multiple pressure point pain compliance techniques, and culminating in Sergeant Reiss tasing her despite the fact she was fully retrained and could not move."

"That's not going to help somebody who's suicidal. That's just sadistic," said attorney Mari Newman, who represents Gotthelf and filed the lawsuit claiming excessive force and disability discrimination.

"If they truly believe that Lauren was suicidal, the best response would've been one of compassion one of humanity. But instead, what they did is immediately escalate the situation and treat her with unnecessary brutality," said Newman.

Gotthelf can be heard in the video saying, "You tased me for no reason," and Reiss responds, "No, I didn't."

Reiss can be heard threatening to tase Gotthelf again if she did not cooperate.

"She was fully restrained, handcuffed behind her back and strapped into a restraint chair with somebody's hands around her neck. I mean, she could not move if she wanted to and yet, they tased her," said Newman.

The lawsuit states after Gotthelf was tasered, she was forced to remain in the restraint chair for four more hours.

The federal complaint also notes that the Boulder County Sheriff's Office has a policy that allows detainees to be tasered even when they're restrained.

On Friday, the Boulder County Sheriff's Office issued a statement about the incident. It can be viewed on the sheriff's office website.

The statement says the sheriff's office has "factual disagreements" with Gotthelf's allegations.

It goes on to state that Gotthelf repeatedly refused to follow deputies' demands and made "negative, vulgar and racist" comments to them.

Additionally, the sheriff's office said that due to Gotthelf's "resistive behavior," restraints on the chair could not be secured.

"She was given several verbal commands to sit in the chair and stop resisting but continued to buck her body and be physically resistant. A sergeant touch tased her once with the 'drive‐stun' setting in the left thigh for pain compliance," the sheriff's office said.

The sheriff's office says after Gotthelf was stunned and a deputy restrained her head, they were able to properly secure all of the restraints.

"In short, the deputies did not use excessive force against Ms. Gotthelf. They used a deliberate and calculated amount of the minimal amount of force required to reduce violence and ensure safety, in accordance to our Use of Force policy and our Conductive Energy Devices policy. The facts of this situation demonstrate, and the video supports, that the officers’ use of force was reasonable and in good faith," the sheriff's office said.
 

Vwj

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See I just saw the woman as being a arsehole to the cops, face the wall so she looked left then right then left, then she was told to sit in the chair and she wouldn’t, so she was tased, maybe she’ll listen next time and maybe not smoke or walk her dog off leash where she shouldnt
 

Jizdrop1

My Screw Driver
She was American so should have done every single thing the cops told her and called them Sir etc. She would or should have known what utter cunts American cops are.
"Sit down."sitdown" and repeat 12 times although the woman was already sat down utter fuckin morons. I watch at least 2 of these types of vid every week i realy don't know how you Americans put up with it and for those thay say "just do as you're told and thay are ok" well thats a load a shit because i've seen unarmed people doing as they're told and still getting shot. Like i keep saying on all these vids American cops are utter cunts. Thing what makes me laugh is America thinks it's the World's police and slag any other country off where they do things shown in that vid to their population.

All for smoking as well and i thought the vid of the guy eating the sandwich was bad enough lolz Police state or what.
 

Jizdrop1

My Screw Driver
But she wasn’t sitting down tho, she had her back straight,

Going tyo be a cunt here mate first time ever with you. Fuck off and go lick a cops arse hole.

PS have you been a cop or was your Dad a cop? Brother maybe? You had any real dealings with cops? Did you watch the vid i did?
 

Vwj

NewbieX
I’ve had dealings with the cops, took a beating for being a cunt to them, after that it’s just get on with it so I can go,

I watched the same video and they strapped her after the tase, I’m just getting fucked off with “boo hoo I’m getting picked on by the coppers” videos when the perps are being arseholes to the cops and wasting their time, what the fuck were they expecting to happen ffs,
 

AmericanBoobeh

Keep your distance..
Going tyo be a cunt here mate first time ever with you. Fuck off and go lick a cops arse hole.

PS have you been a cop or was your Dad a cop? Brother maybe? You had any real dealings with cops? Did you watch the vid i did?
I was a cop 😃 (Military). The problem isn’t a simple fix unfortunately.. first off, there needs to be more stringent testing when it comes to recruiting potential cops. Second, the police academy needs to be much longer so more training can be done on high stress situations and how to react.. i believed the rules of engagement or levels of force need to be spelled out clearer.. when I was a road cop in the army, I couldn’t pull my weapon unless I saw the individual had one.. (traffic stop, domestic), I don’t understand how 3/4 of these cops are allowed to pull guns on a car full of people without seeing an immediate threat. The other problem here is the police force nationwide is a tight fraternity and it’s almost impossible for a “good” cop to call out a “Bad” cop without being alienated.. they are taught to always back their “Brother” in blue..
 

Jizdrop1

My Screw Driver
But she wasn’t sitting down tho, she had her back straight,

Ohh yeah,i re watched the video sorry she was standing on the filing cabinet.

Seriously now though sorry for sounding off,just that a similar thing happened years ago to someone i knew.

Now imagine it was your Mrs and she had never been in trouble before and she was having a smoke and walking your dog.
Cops come along and take her to the station and lob her in a cell:she's never seen inside a cop shop before so is a bit irrate at the way she's being handled. Next thing you know 6 cops did this to her what you see in the vid. How would you feel?
 

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