Musokgee police release video of officer using pepper spray on 84-year-old woman

Police release video of officer using pepper spray on 84-year-old woman

Muskogee police have released body cam video of the incident, which is under investigation.

Police said there are two more officers left to interview before the department completes its investigation. The police chief will decide where to go from there.

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Officers were chasing the woman's son when he ran into the house. They asked to him to come out and he refused.

The officers entered the home and used a Taser on the suspect. The women emerged and police commanded her to turn around.

Approximately 40 seconds elapsed between the command and when the woman was pepper sprayed, according to a KOKI examination of the video.

"This is a very important issue. There is a lot of missing information out there. There is a lot of prejudgment out there and a lot of concern," said Chief Rex Eskridge.

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