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FBI Investigates Muskogee Police Use of Stun Gun
MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) -- Police in Muskogee say the FBI is investigating the use of a stun gun and pepper spray by two police officers on a woman who was handcuffed to a gurney at Muskogee Regional Medical Center.
Police Cpl. Pedro Zardeneta told the Muskogee Phoenix that a report on the Nov. 6 incident has been sent to investigators.
The names of the officers have not been released. Zardeneta said neither officer was placed on leave.
Police say the woman was hospitalized at the request of family members who were concerned that she was depressed, had been drinking and had a gun.
The woman's attorney told the newspaper that police say the woman was shot with the stun gun and with pepper spray because she was hitting nurses while handcuffed.
Posted: Sunday, December 16 2012, 04:53 PM CST
IN OKLAHOMA NEWS
Tornado watch issued for western, central Oklahoma
May 18, 2013 22:57 GMT
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- A tornado watch is in effect for western and central Oklahoma.
The weather system brought severe thunderstorms to the Altus and Clinton areas, as well as Harper County late Saturday afternoon. There were no reports of rotation as evening approached but the tornado watch lasts until 11 p.m. Saturday.
The dangerous weather is forecast to continue into Sunday night as the system progresses to the east.
The tornado watch area Saturday stretched from eastern edge of the Panhandle to include the Oklahoma City area.
Forecasters warn that the system could also bring large hail.
The National Weather Service in Norman reports tennis ball-size hail along U.S. 62 near the border of Harmon and Jackson counties in the state's far southwest.
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