(CHATTANOOGA TIMES FREE-PRESS) Two Collegedale, Tenn., police officers mistook a Guatemalan woman hired to clean Ooltewah Middle School for a burglar and used a Taser to stop her when she ran from them earlier this month, police records show.
Some experts say the officers used too much force when arresting the woman, while others say the men acted within policy and within the law that night. The officers detailed their actions during the Jan. 11 incident in a four-page affidavit that cites the department's use-of-force policy multiple times.
Sgt. Jamie Heath and Officer Brian Desmond first responded to the school on Ooltewah-Ringgold Road around 8:20 p.m. after Desmond noticed an open door at the facility, Heath wrote in the report. The men decided to check the school for intruders and began to clear the building with their guns drawn, he wrote.
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