CASHION, OK. (THECOUNT) — Debra Hamil has been identified as the Oklahoma woman seen on police body cam video getting tased after she refused to follow the officer’s commands.
Instead of signing a ticket for a broken tail light, Hamil, 65, refused to exit her vehicle and otherwise refused to follow police commands.
Hamil’s ticket would have cost her $80, but now she is now facing serious charges including assault on a police officer.
Police body cam video showed Debra Hamil’s interaction with the officer that pulled her over.
“So you don’t even give a warning for something like this?” Hamil asked.
When the officer asked Hamil to sign her ticket, she refused.
“I don’t think I deserve to pay $80 for something that is fixable,” she said.
When the officer asked her to exit the vehicle, Hamil refused and fled the scene in her vehicle, leading the officer on a short pursuit.
Hamil eventually pulled over in a parking lot, and the officer approached her vehicle gun drawn.
The officer then removed Hamil by force out of her truck as she can be seen kicking him.
The officer then deployed his taser in an effort to get the suspect to comply.
Hamil refused medical attention, but officials said they brought her to the ER for an assessment, reports ABC13.
Once she was taken into custody, Hamil tried to explain why she reacted the way she did.
“Yeah, I did try to kick you because I’m a country girl,” she said. “Because I did not like being thrown on the ground.”
She is now facing a felony charge of assaulting a police officer and a misdemeanor charge of resisting arrest.
Geo quick facts: Cashion is a town in Kingfisher and Logan counties in the U.S. state of Oklahoma. The Logan County portion of Cashion is part of the Oklahoma City Metropolitan Statistical Area. The town population was 802 at the 2010 census, up from 643 at the 2000 census – Wikipedia.