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January 13, 2008 permalink
Florida DCF has found a good use for a taser. They used it to subdue Leslee Hoppe while they took her baby. That will teach her.
Mother Tased In DCF Investigation
PUTNAM COUNTY, FL -- A DCF worker is recovering from a family investigation that turned violent.
Investigators say the worker was going to a home to take a one-month-old baby into custody from a mother, Leslee Hoppe. The worker was being escorted by a police officer.
Detectives say when the worker took the child from Hoppe, Hoppe became violent and attacked her. The officer stunned Hoppe with a taser gun to subdue her.
Source: First Coast News
Deputy Use Taser On Mom; DCF Takes Baby
Fri Jan 11, 2:02 PM ET
Sheriff's deputies dispatched to assist as a state welfare worker removed a 1-month-old girl from a Hollister home on Thursday afternoon shocked the child's mother three times with a Taser gun when she became violent, according to the Putnam County Sheriff's Office.
Leslee Hoppe, 26, resisted giving the baby to the Department of Children and Families caseworker and began slapping the man when he picked up the baby, according to the arrest report.
The deputy intervened and shocked the woman three times before she was subdued, the report said. Deputies said that even after the Taser gun was used, Hoppe still had to be wrestled into handcuffs.
Hoppe was charged with battery on a state investigator and resisting arrest. She was booked into the Putnam County Jail and held on $2,000 bond.
The baby was unharmed and was placed in state custody after DCF filed court papers saying removal from the home was in the girl's best interest.
According to the report, the DCF worker had asked deputies to accompany him because Hoppe and her husband had not been cooperative with investigators in the case and resisted when a previous child was removed from the home.
Source: Yahoo news