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6/10/09

72-year-old woman tased by Travis County officer

A traffic stop in Austin ended with a 72-year-old woman getting tased by a Travis County officer. Now, some are asking if the officer went too far.

The incident was captured on the officer's dash-cam. The video shows the officer, Christopher Bieze pulling Kathryn Winkfein over for speeding on May 11th. Winkfein can be heard arguing with the officer and refusing to sign the citation.

A police report says that's when the officer told her to step out of her vehicle and off of the roadway. The report states Winkfein began using profanity and refusing to cooperate. The officer pulled his taser and ordered her to obey his commands. The woman can be heard daring the officer to shoot her with the taser. That's when the officer fired the taser to subdue her and bring the situation under control.

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