August 12, 2009
[efoods]An elderly woman with a weapon was taken to the ground by a Whitehall officer—and the incident was caught on tape.
Now, video of the incident has created new problems for the local police department as citizens from around the country question the force used.
The cell phone video ended up on YouTube—and the local police department said it has changed the way they work, NBC 4‘s Mike Bowersock reported.
Virginia Dotson was wandering the Walmart parking lot at 3657 E. Main St. the evening of Aug. 1 with a steak knife. She was telling strangers she would cut them and already had cut herself.
Whitehall officers were called to the scene, but some witnesses said officers used too much force in subduing the woman.