Ohio woman was tasered on Wednesday and forcibly removed from a middle school football game after she refused to wear a face mask, NBC News reports.
A video of the incident, which was shared on Facebook shows school resource officer Chris Smith in a heated exchange with the woman sitting in the stands of Logan High School Stadium.
According to a statement from the Logan Police Department, Alecia Kitts was asked by the school resource officer to wear a face mask, but she refused claiming she was asthmatic.
She was then asked to leave the stadium, but she refused. The exchange escalated when Kitts refused to leave the stadium. The officer is then seen using a stun gun on her and then handcuffing her, before escorting her out of the arena.
Kitts was charged with criminal trespassing and released at the scene, according to the statement from the Logan Police Department.
She was not charged for her choice not to wear a mask and additional charges are pending, the statement added.
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Only in LOGAN OHIO does a person get TASED AND ARRESTED for not wearing a freaking MASKHere u can also see very clearly that NEITHER of these cops even had a mask on, (or it was pulled down, serving absolutely no purpose, in the male officers case) yet they’re arresting this girl for not wearing a mask 😳🙄TURN VOLUME UP👮♀️ Police brutality at its finestStop messaging me, nothing anyone ever says will justify what that cop did.EDIT TO ADD: A video clipping from Ohio governor Dewines briefing has been attached in the comments.Also there are stories from journalist and reporters going around stating that I said the woman was not asked or told to put on a mask. That is false and I never said that ANYONE. Just wanted to clear that upTo use this video in a commercial player or in broadcasts, please email email@example.com
Posted by Tiffany Lynn Kennedy on Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Similar incident happened in April when a man who did not put on a mask was physically carried off the bus by Philadelphia Police officers. Watch the video through this link