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Woman sues for being restrained, shocked at Missouri jail
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A woman who says she was hog-tied and shocked multiple times with a Taser in a southwest Missouri county jail has filed a federal lawsuit alleging her civil rights were violated.
Melissa A. "Missy" Norman, 41, of Butterfield, alleges in the lawsuit that she was "handcuffed, leg shackled, hog-tied, and blindfolded" when officers repeatedly used a stun gun on her in the Barry County jail.
"The Law Enforcement officers tasered Missy in the stomach multiple times, and each time Missy would scream for the Law Enforcement officers to stop, but they would not," said the complaint, filed in U.S. District Court for the Western District if Missouri.
Three sheriff's deputies and three Cassville police have resigned or been fired over the July 24 incident, officials said.