72-year-old Grandmother Tasered at Traffic Stop

(FOX 7)   A 72-year-old woman is pulled over for speeding, then tasered and sent to jail.  Kathryn Winkfein says she drives to Austin about twice a month to do her shopping. But on a Monday afternoon, a Travis County Constable deputy pulled her over, on her way back to Granite Schoals.

“Due to being a construction zone, and workers being present,” Pct. 3 Constable Richard McCain said, “it was 45, she was doing 60.”

Winkfein admits she was speeding in the dangerous strip of Highway 71 and Bee Creek.

“He explained to her,” Constable McCain said, “sign the ticket stub, it’s not an admission of guilt. It’s a promise to appear in court. She didn’t want to. She said take me to jail.”

That’s when the officer says Winkfein exited her vehicle and didn’t cooperate.

“She refused to get off the side of the road, he said to her, Ma’am, you’re under arrest. She used profanity,” the Constable said. He adds she got violent, and the officer used a taser on her.

Winkfein showed FOX 7 her taser scars.

“Here and here. Two places, side by side. It’s unreal. It’s like an electric shock,” she said.

A shock Winkfein believes she didn’t deserve.

“I wasn’t argumentative, I was not combative. This is a lie. All of this is a lie, pulled away from him I did not,” she said, reading the arrest affidavit.

The great-grandmother was taken to the Travis County Jail, where she was booked for resisting arrest and detention. She was released shortly after. Now, Winkfein has hired attorneys to protect her rights.

When asked if it was appropriate for the arresting officer to have used a taser, Constable McCain answered yes.

http://www.myfoxaustin.com/dpp/news/local/052909_Grandmother_Tasered_at_Traffic_Stop

4 Responses to 72-year-old Grandmother Tasered at Traffic Stop

  • Kill them. Find out where they live and hunt them down. Cops are just a pack of thugs. They just so happen to belong to the biggest gang around. Make the afraid.

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  • This is bs….the police are getting away with too much….HE NEEDS TO BE FIRED AND PROSECUTED FOR ASSAULTING HER…We need to stand together as a nation and demand that ALL immunity is stripped of police, judges, lawyers and, anyone else in law enforcement or gov.
    The immunity they have given themselves is not constitutional, it’s self-given.

  • I know most of you won’t agree with me, but this sounds right. She disobeyed the cops, and they pulled her over for a valid reason. She refused to listen, and tried to start a fight. The cop had every right to taze her in my eyes.

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