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Goliad woman claims stroke was result of excessive force by GCSO sergeant
by Coy Slavik, Advance-Guard Editor
Sep 03, 2014 | 4744 views | 3 3 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend | print
In this frame grab from the GCSO dashboard video, Deputy Brandon Gall, left, reaches for his handcuffs as Sergeant Adam Irwinsky  stands over Mary Jane Gutierrez after he reignited the 50,000-volt Taser charge in her back.
In this frame grab from the GCSO dashboard video, Deputy Brandon Gall, left, reaches for his handcuffs as Sergeant Adam Irwinsky stands over Mary Jane Gutierrez after he reignited the 50,000-volt Taser charge in her back.
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GOLIAD – Mary Jane Gutierrez is very self-conscious of her slurred speech – so much that she often gets frustrated when she is unable to get the right words out.

The 45-year-old Goliad woman claims she has also suffered memory loss, decreased motor ability, fatigue and a variety of other side effects since suffering a stroke in November 2013.

“I can’t sleep,” Gutierrez said. “I have to take pills to get me to sleep.”

Gutierrez is convinced that her life-changing medical condition didn’t have to happen. In fact, she is in the process of filing a lawsuit against the Goliad County Sheriff’s Office, claiming her stroke was due to excessive use of force at the hands of a GCSO sergeant on May 3, 2013.

See the entire story in this week's Advance-Guard.
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wwnewsom
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September 04, 2014
This reporting is pretty one sided, what caused the GCSO to need to deal with this women? Clearly there was an issue. In my experience only people who are intoxicated or high, act like she did in the video. The deputy was calling her by name, and she kept going, she then walked away from the deputies again. walking or running it's still evading arrest. And in no way did the use of the taser look like excessive force. Most people do not understand how a taser works, it is much safer for the deputies and suspects, going hands on you are at a greater chance for injury.
benbad
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September 03, 2014
How the heck did this guy never get let go for this incident? I just watched the video and at no time does Mary Jane get aggressive with them or threaten them. Excessive force was used twice for something that didn't need it in the first place.
reynoldsn8
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September 03, 2014
Hey benbad---- Where's the video?