Your 2 Cents: Viewers Respond To McAlester Taser Incident - - Oklahoma City, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports |

Your 2 Cents: Viewers Respond To McAlester Taser Incident

Posted: Updated:

Last week I showed you this video. A McAlester officer tasered a drunk and handcuffed woman who spat in his face, I said the officer was wrong, but after recently going through a police use of force simulator I have more empathy for the split second decisions they have to make.

He's been suspended for two weeks and I think that's enough. Here's what you had to say.

Audra from Duncan first: "...this cop is expected to maintain professionalism too. If he doesn't have the ability to do that with a drunk woman in handcuffs then maybe he is in the wrong business."

Stephanie from Tuttle: "She would have received worse had she spit on me."

I made Janny really mad: "I do not agree with the fact that anyone should spit in another person's face but did this officer think he might never be spit upon or be called a bad name? Does he punch his wife if she disrespects him or would he taze her?"

Joe writes: "There should be rules of conduct for those taken into custody, arrested, questioned, or being booked. The officer's suspension is ridiculous."

Jennifer from Chickasha asks: "The woman SPIT in his face. What was he supposed to do? She spit nasty germs and who knows what diseases she has.."

Finally, BJ writes: "Police officers are not gods, they are human so I can understand how angry they get but they ARE supposed to uphold the law, not break it. ."

Live Radar

WARN Interactive

Featured On

  • Business News

    Find news on Oklahoma's economy, local business, the banking industry and more.

  • Links

    Looking for a website you heard mentioned on News 9? Find it here!

  • Local News

    Get the latest breaking news, current events and headlines affecting Oklahomans.

  • 9 Investigates

    Are you aware of incidents of fraud, corruption, government waste? We investigate.

  • Send Kelly Your 2 Cents

    * denotes required fields

    We're sorry, but only one entry is allowed per person.
    Thank you for your continued interest.

    Thanks so much for giving me Your 2 Cents. I read every e-mail I get and appreciate your comments. Be looking for Your 2 Cents Monday through Friday on NEWS 9 at 10. Thanks so much, Kelly Ogle, NEWS 9 Anchor

Powered by Frankly
News 9
7401 N. Kelley Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73111 is proud to provide Oklahomans with timely and relevant news and information, sharing the stories, pictures and loves of Oklahomans across our great state.
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 KWTV. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.