Some stories are meant to be forgotten or hidden by the powers that be out of fault, retaliation and utter embarrassment for the abuse of power.
The idea behind tasering is to subdue someone completely that is either resisting arrest or eluding their capture by a Law Officer.
So, why the hell did a teenage girl who was also handcuffed, get electroshock to the point of mental death?
You might have not heard the name, Danielle Maudsley until now.
Background Case Description: “This video showing cop tasering handcuffed girl helped clear 267-pound Trooper Daniel Cole of wrongdoing and have released this disturbing dash cam video that captured him tasing a 100 pound, 20 year old handcuffed girl in the back as she fled.
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement determined Trooper Daniel Cole’s “use of force” was justified when he tased the woman last September at the FHP Pinellas Park Substation and cleared him of wrongdoing.
The fleeing woman, Danielle Maudsley, 20, suffered severe brain damage after hitting her head on the concrete and has been in a persistent vegetative state ever since.
The video shows Maudsley fleeing a back door of the substation with Cole following closely behind.
Maudsley was arrested for her alleged involvement in two hit-and-run crashes and driving without a license.
Cole brought Maudsley to the substation to complete his paperwork before taking her to the Pinellas County Jail, according to FHP reports.
As she enters the parking lot, Cole deploys his taser and Maudsley hits the ground hard, with her head slamming into the asphalt.
“What were you thinking? What are you, stupid?,” Cole can be heard asking Maudsley on the video.
“I can’t get up,” said Maudsley.
“I don’t want you to get up,” said Cole.
“I can’t get up,” Maudsley said again. The last words Maudsley has spoken since being tasered.
On the video, Maudsley loses consciousness about two minutes after hitting her head.
Maudsley’s mother said the trooper should have used other means to stop her daughter from fleeing.
“He was right behind her. He could’ve reached out,” Maudsley said. “It was unnecessary.”
The mother hired defense attorney Kevin Haylsett, who put FHP on notice for a lawsuit.
Hayslett said Cole violated FHP’s taser policy which states:
“Fleeing cannot be the sole reason for the deployment.”
“When you shoot someone in the back, and they’re running away, all that force — as you saw when Danielle’s head hit the concrete — that’s why they don’t allow you to do that, because you can have horrible tragedies like this,” Hayslett said.
With any rule, there is an exception.
An Office of Inspector General Investigation Unit report states: “Although the FHP policy on Electronic Control Devices states that a member should not use the device on a handcuffed prisoner, it also provides that there may be situations that conflict with this policy.”
The report goes on to state: “In this situation, Maudsley … removed one of her handcuffs while in the back of Cole’s patrol car, and moved her handcuffs from behind her back, to in front of her body, as she attempted to flee the FHP Station. In addition, Maudsley was running towards US Highway 19 which is a high volume road.”
According to the report, Maudsley had Oxycontin and cocaine in her system at the time.
“The Florida Department of Law Enforcement conducted an independent review of the incident,” FHP spokesperson Sgt. Steve Gaskins said. “Their investigation found that the trooper’s actions were legal and within the scope of his duties.”
“He would’ve been better off to use his nightstick on her than he would a taser,” Hayslett said.
The attorney also pointed out that Maudsley only weighs about 100 pounds.
In the report, Cole said he chose to use the taser because he “felt she was more susceptible to being injured if he attempted to tackle her.” Cole weighs approximately 267 pounds.
Hayslett called the dash cam video disturbing. “It’s one of those videos — when you see it and you watch her head hit the pavement — that it’s hard to get those images out of your head,” he said.
Maudsley’s mom said her daughter’s prognosis is not good. She is likely to remain in a vegetative state.
Maudsley is now in a Ft. Lauderdale rehab center that specializes in severe brain injuries…”
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Angela Key claims she was at the wrong place at the wrong time. She assaulted someone and she was confined to 8 years. She stole about a $1000.00 dollars worth of equipment. She was spotted overhead by police and decided to hide, and she was also caught with a weapon from a unprohibbited person.
Armetha Bucks is in prison for Aggravated Assault as she was abused, and has 3 Cocaine Charges. She beat him and burned him in a Wal-Mart parking lot, but she has 5 children in the outside world.
Marissa Level – Credit Card Fraud, Robbery, Resisting arrest and tampering with physical evidence. She is a mother of twins and she can not be in the presence of her children. She steals cards, and tampering with evidence which was a bag of heroine.
Rosa Leon was on Methamphetamine and was arrested pregnant. She threatening a woman with a hammer. She has a long rap sheet, and she has no regret but getting caught.
Stephanie Connelly is facing charges of murder and she could get life in prison forever. Some all love and respect Jody Arias, yes the manipulative murderer that allegedly flipped on her boyfriend and brutally murdered him.
I preach self-evaluation, and creating a harmonious place for the youth, but still despise snitching.
I am fully aware of my own hypocrisy in this matter, and hopefully the truth will set my soul free.
I refuse to protect someone that has harmed the innocent.
No one should remain free for killing a child or innocent person for any Coonery.
I cry when a baby is hit by a stray bullet, or a child gunned down at a bus stop just because of ignorance.
Do I protect the murdered or murder victims?
I don’t give a damn about anyone snitching on a baby’s killer or a rapist.
When it comes to hustling in these streets one problem that can’t be erased by rules of street informants,no one is safe.
Police can not protect you from every danger in the hood.
I knew someone who snitched,and she assumed she was doing the law-abiding thing to vindicate her man’s death..
We will call her “Sasha” in case she reads this story. These actions are exact, and she would know it was about her and I want to protect her, even if these events are common knowledge.
Sasha’s live in boyfriend was murdered in a botched robbery. The police thought they could protect her from these senseless goons. Truth be told, no one ever saw these convicted killers as dangerous, and didn’t know about their newly found drug addiction.
One day Sasha left court and came back home after being emotionally drained.She was in her house, and during the weeks of the murder case, she received threats and was ostracized by the killer’s relatives.
Sasha got up from her Recliner hair to put her clothes in the dryer,and heard 4 gun shots and dropped to the ground.
The bullets riddled her home and terrified her as it would anyone.
Sasha knew it was retaliation, but could not name one person as her killer, because it was common knowledge she snitched. I couldn’t understand the intensity of their hatred for her. They felt no sympathy for what their family did to ruin my friend’s life?
She should have known in the hood, no one can be protected 24/7…
The police failed her twice, and she could not make that mistake again.
The bullets aimed at the arm chair that everyone knew was her favorite chair, by her stereo. Bullets only missed her life because she was washing clothes. The DA and the police promised her know one would know about her giving leads to the police.
Criminals will murder and track you down, and enjoy sending you a message.
Alpo Martinez, Henry Hill (Goodfellas), and Sammy The Bull lived a life of crime and leisure. Sammy The Bull didn’t come home, but put his entire family at risk for retaliation and desecrated their family’s name.
Once you turn into a snitch, you are in danger. Truthfully, no one can follow someone with 24 hour security at each gas station or grocery store. She lost her sense of protection and regretted the term,”Motion Of Discovery.”
While sitting in that court room pointing at the alleged murder, you are signing a family member’s death certificate. If you can decide a person’s fate, they can decide your demise. Truthfully, once the Prosecution makes a case, you are own your own.
They goons murdered her man, and wanted to murder her, where the hell is the logic in that?
The murders received Life without parole and they resented her, the victim. After the criminals became state property; more death threats came..
Sasha had police surveillance her home and even follow her back and forth to work. She finally had peace, or so she thought. Sasha stopped getting threats, and now felt everything was back to normal, and she could live her life again. After her man’s murder their pet dog was all she had left. The same dog that was covered in blood when he was watching his owner die, would soon be another painful loss.
Sasha came home after work one day and noticed a group of men laughing as she got out the car, they were local drug addicts, so she paid them no mind.
It was the one year anniversary of her man’s murder.
She called her dog’s name, and he never came but she even heard them mimic her voice when she started shouting her dog’s name.
Her dog would never run up to her feet again.
As a retaliation for their families brutality, they shot her dog and put him on the back porch.
They watched in suspense an utter entertainment as she fell to her knees, when she found him shot in the head.
This case had a leak and once they realized who the crooked cop was she already dodged four bullets and lost the only family left in her home , their dog.
My Snitching Logic .Don’t snitch on a drug dealer, because always have connections in law enforcement.
Everyone that snitches, finds out usually from the law, and by their ear to the streets.
Mind your own business.
If it does not involve a child, or an innocent person, stay out of it.
No one can protect you all the time.
Until police can without a doubt promise safety, don’t take that risk.
My friend Sasha lives through that mistake everyday and now has suffered a set back with alcoholism and drugs, because of deep depression.
No one knows who is behind that police badge.
Crime Stoppers will let you make an anonymous tip, call them.
Keep your name out of it, because you can end up missing, or being shot at just by helping a District Attorney build their case. If adults want to be losers, that is their problem and you stay out of it.
ONLY GET INVOLVED WHEN IT IS SOMEONE THAT CAN’T DEFEND THEMSELVES.
Call it what you want, but if I witnessed a anyone just shooting at a child for no damn reason, am I going to tell who did it?
Hell Yeah! I will be singing like The Five Heartbeats, hitting notes like Eddie Kane
What happens if that person is found “not guilty” that you snitched on to help the prosecution?
Do you really think they are going to just ignore the fact that you tried to end their freedom?
Will you risk falling in a drug induced coma every night to calm your nerves?
Do you dream of a nightmarish life like my friend,Sasha?