Thursday, December 6, 2007

Wichita Police Taser deaf man who could not hear verbal commands





Wichita NAACP Holding Wichita Police Department Accountable

WPD Officer uses a Taser gun on a deaf man who could not hear verbal commands

On November 20th, a man by the name of Donnell Williams, 39, was at home alone . Mr. Williams is hearing impaired, has a glass eye, and walks with a slight limp. He was taking a shower when 4 officers responding to a call of 'shots fired' knocked on his door. Mr. Williams did not (and could not) hear them and he continued to shower.

When he exited the shower, he walked into his living room, dressed only in a towel to find 4 Wichita Police Officers, one of which was carrying a bullet proof shield. Mr. Williams saw the officers gesturing to him, but could not hear what they were saying so he motioned towards his hearing aid which was sitting on his dining room table.

When Mr. Williams turned to get his hearing aid from the table, he was shot with a taser gun by one of the officers. (remember; he was wearing only a towel, and motioning towards his hearing aid which was sitting on the table) more HERE and HERE - Hearing Impaired Man Tased by Police more HERE

These types of activities are being tracked on the blog Tasered While Black

2 comments:

M_A said...

Yet another example of police mis-use of a WEAPON! This incident, along with the many other shows that we have a growing police state, willing and able to use weapons of torture against innocent citizens at the whim of overzealous officers.

Thanks for posting this!

Shevek said...

Thanks for posting this- I'm amazed at how loose cops have become with tasers nationwide. I blogged the incident too, along with many others, and also used the ASL alphabet as the post illo. Feel free to use it- it's just a little different.

http://half-a-bubble.blogspot.com/2007/12/idiot-cops-taser-deaf-man.html