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Six officers on leave in southwest Mo. after stun gun incident

By AP/KWMU

Cassville, Mo. – Six officers are on leave and being investigated for allegedly using a stun gun to subdue a woman who was banging her head on a jail floor in Barry County in southwest Missouri.

Three sheriff's deputies and three Cassville police officers are on administrative leave.

Barry County Sheriff Mick Epperly says he has asked the Missouri State Highway Patrol to investigate the July 24th incident.

Epperly says the woman had been detained for her own safety after saying she was suicidal and then leaving a Cassville hospital.

She began hitting her head on the jail's concrete floor and one deputy used a Taser gun on her in the presence of two other deputies and three police officers.

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