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Pregnant mother hit with stun gun, claims excessive force

By JEFF PATTERSON

News Channel 8

Published: May 5, 2012

A woman who is eight-months pregnant with her sixteenth child is claiming police brutality after she says Tampa officers used a stun gun on her.

Tampa police arrested Angel Adams, 39, this week and charged her with battery on a law enforcement officer after a scuffle when police came to her home to talk to one of her sons. She says the stun gun endangered her life -- and the life of her unborn child.

Adams, 39, first made headlines two years ago when she was evicted from her apartment, then moved into a small motel room with 12 of her 15 children. Her story angered many when she angrily demanded, "Somebody needs to pay for all of this."

After legal struggles and with the help of the Department of Children and Families, Adams was able to move into a home large enough for her entire family.

On Tuesday, police wanted to speak to one of her sons about throwing rocks at another home in the neighborhood. He said he didn't do it and ran from the police.

Angel Adams says two officers – a man and a woman – forced their way into her home.

"I told officers, 'Don't come in my house. You don't have a search warrant," she said.

After forcing their way in, Adams said she was pushed by one of the officers. She said there was a struggle and her 21-year-old daughter, also named Angel Adams, fought with police.

The elder Adams said she ran to her room, followed by the female officer, who grabbed her and threw her onto her bed.

Then, the male officer used a stun gun on her, Adams said. Adams has marks on her back similar to those left by the projectiles used by stun guns.

"I felt something … shooting through me," Adams said.

Tampa police have a different account of what happened.

The female officer "was at the door, went in to talk to the kid, and at that point, he physically punched the officer, so at that point now we have a struggle," Tampa police spokeswoman Andrea Davis said. "While [the male officer] was struggling with that kid, the pregnant suspect and her daughter were fighting with [the female] officer."

Davis said Adams and her daughter took the female officer out of the house, leaving the male officer alone in the home with four people and at risk.

"Her (Adams) actions, that's what determined these results," Davis said, "and it's incredibly concerning that someone would put themselves and their unborn child at risk."

Adams and her daughter were arrested and charged with battery on a law enforcement officer. Adams was released on $2,500 bail, and her daughter on $1,000 bail.

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QJsmommy
by Bronze Member on May. 5, 2012 at 10:40 PM
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All I kept thinkin is do any of them have the same dad? Lol and idk who to believe because cops do lie!!
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Ireallydontcare
by on May. 5, 2012 at 10:41 PM

Search Warrant is necessary.

The fourth amendment to the Constitution protects citizens from unreasonable searches and seizures by law enforcement. The amendment requires search and arrest warrants be sanctioned by a judge and supported by probable cause.


Exceptions

  • Officers can search homes without warrants if the homeowner/renter willingly consents without coercion or deception.

    An officer rightfully on someone's property can legally search if he is in view of contraband or visible evidence of a crime.

    Officers already arresting someone in their home can search to prevent the destruction of evidence or for weapons or accomplices.

    Officers can search in time-restricted situations where the process of obtaining a valid warrant could compromise public welfare or potential evidence.

None of these exceptions were present for this particular case.
I do support the police in this instance and believe their account of the events.
Quoting frndlyfn:

That is one crazy family...... I dont think you need a search warrant to come into a household.  Poor unborn baby doesnt know how hard its life will be.




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LexRi0709
by on May. 5, 2012 at 10:41 PM
I live in tampa, and remember her on the news. She's a total nut job. She demanded that the govt pay her for all 15 of her kids, even though at the time 3 of them were not with her. She claimed to have tried contacting dcf and got no help. She had 12 kids herself and a boyfriend I believe all living in a 1 bedroom motel room. It was crazy!
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Ireallydontcare
by on May. 5, 2012 at 10:42 PM

She makes women look bad period. I had no idea of her race, but her sense of entitlement is what got me! Wow.

Quoting briellesmomma:

No way is that bitch pregnant again. SMMFH. She just makes black people look so bad with her ignorant ass self. Sigh....




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Robe739IsBack
by on May. 5, 2012 at 10:45 PM
I hope that stun gun rendered her uterus useless! O_o
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momtoBrenna
by Silver Member on May. 5, 2012 at 10:50 PM
Wow, she may not be mother of the year but the unborn child should have been considered in all of that!
briellesmomma
by Gold Member on May. 5, 2012 at 10:51 PM
I watched the video of her in the motel with the kids. She is pathetic.

Quoting Ireallydontcare:

She makes women look bad period. I had no idea of her race, but her sense of entitlement is what got me! Wow.

Quoting briellesmomma:

No way is that bitch pregnant again. SMMFH. She just makes black people look so bad with her ignorant ass self. Sigh....


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Sunshine2plus2
by Sunshine on May. 5, 2012 at 10:51 PM

 wow

Kaylawv2
by Gold Member on May. 5, 2012 at 10:53 PM
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Hopefully they sterilize her after this one
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kathislove80
by on May. 5, 2012 at 10:54 PM
I like how she named one of her daughters her own name. Makes it easy. I wonder how many baby daddy's she has
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