Chicago police Taser eight month pregnant woman

Published On: Thursday, November 22, 2012 12:38 PM
By: David Ross
Tiffany Renta highly pregnant gets tasered by cops
A Chicago police officer is under investigation after he used a stun gun on a woman who ripped up a parking ticket in front of him.

The big problem: the woman was pregnant. Meanwhile, the pregnant 30 year old, Tiffany Renta, said there was no reason for police to use the stun gun, and that other officers had verbally abused her, after the tasing.

Tiffany Renta is eight months pregnant.
According to her sister, Sharita, Tiffany pulled into a handicapped space to cope with a crying child. As soon as she did, the police pulled up behind her and blocked her in "She asked what they were writing the ticket for, and she said ok," said Sharita.

"She tried to explain what happened, so she took her little kid out of the car, and tried to calm the kid, and the officer gave her a $200 ticket. She tore the ticket up, ripping it in half, and threw it on the floor. "Renta then returned to her car and the police officer shocked her with the Taser by the window.

 At the hospital, Tiffany said, the other officers made fun of her. "They said I know she is pregnant. Then one of the other officers said that I deserved it. Another officer said, 'Go get Jesse Jackson." They were all laughing, like it was so funny."

The police report says she tried to drive away after getting back in her car. Renta has been charged with misdemeanor resisting arrest and simple assault.

Her boyfriend, the father of her son, was also arrested for fighting with the officers.