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September 15, 2012

Woman scarred by MPD Taser

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An MPD “Use of Force Report” written by Taylor after the incident and signed by MPD Capt. David Bailey states: “Subject had spit on officer and was fixing to spit on officer again force was used to stop action,” 
 Taylor was later put on two weeks unpaid suspension for violating police policy on Taser use, according to MPD Chief Jim Lyles. He is now back at work, but is not allowed to use the device used on Williams.
 “Officer Taylor is still suspended from use of the Taser,” Lyles said.
According to court records, Williams was given a 10-year suspended sentence for felony assault and battery on a police officer, public intoxication and expectorating on a police officer. 
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