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Pitt Police Investigating Use of Taser on Escaped Hospital Patient

University of Pittsburgh Police have launched an investigation into an incident in which a taser was used on an unarmed woman who had escaped from UPMC Presbyterian Hospital on Monday.
Questions were raised about the use of force after video surfaced of police using a stun gun on the woman, who was dressed only in a hospital gown and socks. A university spokesman told the Post-Gazette the woman had jumped into a pond and started running against traffic on a busy road, and officers were concerned about her safety.
Pitt officials say all incidents involving use of force are reviewed by the department.
Police haven't identified the woman who was shocked.

 

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