SETTLEMENT REACHED: Woman Tased By Police

A settlement was reached in the case of a mentally ill woman who was tased by Chariton Police, even after she had been hog-tied and handcuffed.

It was the video the Chariton Police Department never wanted you to see; video that shows police officer Tyler Ruble repeatedly using his Taser on a woman with mental problems back in 2010, even after she was handcuffed. Police refused to turn the video over to us, even though it should be considered public information.

A source close to the department leaked the video to us, though. We showed it to the woman being tased…she didn’t even know it existed.

“I can’t believe there’s a video. I can’t believe that’s me. I started crying,” said 34-year-old Amy Storm back on May 31, 2012.

“I knew it was bad when it was happening I just didn’t realize it was that bad, I guess. I didn’t realize how bad it was,” Storm said.

Our investigation led Storm to sue the police department. Under the terms of the settlement storm, is not allowed to comment.

The specifics of the settlement, including the amount Storm will be paid, should be a matter of public record. An attorney for the City of Chariton has not responded to our repeated requests for those settlement details.

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