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Video Shows Sheriffs Choking, Tasing Unarmed Transgender Woman

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Video has surfaced showing a Florida deputy choking and using a taser on an unarmed transgender woman in 2020.In the video, Deputy Sean Bush of the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office can be seen responding suddenly and violently after Jenny DeLeon, then 24, appeared to touch him, slamming her to the ground before choking and tasing her.DeLeon, who was found murdered last November, was charged with battery and resisting arrest.

She was sentenced to 30 days in jail after receiving credit for time served.“Following review of body-worn camera video, HCSO launched a thorough and timely internal investigation,” a spokesperson for the HCSO spokesperson told HuffPost in a statement. “It was determined that while responding to the domestic violence incident, the suspect continuously refused to follow commands on scene and was physically combative with the deputy.

The suspect grabbed the deputy’s wrist, throwing him off balance, and at that time, the deputy unintentionally briefly used techniques that are not in line with HCSO’s procedures.”The video shows police responding to a report of domestic violence from the house.

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