060514 Indiana WomanLast April, Sheila Chester, 59, of Evansville, IN, was sitting in her car when another driver sideswiped her. In what should’ve been a simple case of an exchange of insurance information when the officer arrived quickly escalated into a case of police brutality on Chester’s behalf.

Chester allegedly provided an outdated insurance card to the officer and recited the name that she goes by rather than the name that’s on her driver’s license. When she attempted to give the officer multiple other documents – that still didn’t include a current insurance card – the officer yelled at her to return to her vehicle while he wrote her a ticket. Chester questioned the ticket – rather loudly – and things went downhill.

The officer opened his door, hitting Chester in the mouth. He pushed her, tasered her, and tried to cuff her. Four more officers arrived on the scene.

The officer also threw Chester onto the ground and knelt on her neck. Another officer wiped mud on her back.

Witnesses say the officer tasered Chester up to six times.

Chester was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and resisting law enforcement. Police claim justifiable force based on the body cam video.

14 News, WFIE, Evansville, Henderson, Owensboro

Clutchettes and Gents, from the second video, do you think Chester is guilty of disorderly conduct? And do you think any type of restraint was justifiable?

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  • geoh777

    You know that something is seriously wrong with the police when it takes five officers to deal with one small woman.

    Are there no murder cold cases in Evansville to investigate?
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