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Travis County, TX offers 72-year old Woman $40k to Settle Taser Suit

Kathryn Winkfein, a 72-year-old woman from Travis County,Texas, has been offered a $40,000 settlement from the county in response to a tasering lawsuit she filed. The taser episode was captured on video and widely distributed throughout the country.

Winkfein had allegedly been tasered by a deputy constable after she dared him to use the taser during a traffic stop last May. Winkfein sued for $135,000 in pain and suffering, medical expenses and humiliation. In response, the country commissars approved the $40,000 counteroffer on Wednesday.

The incident is being reviewed by the District Attorney's office, and a resisting-arrest charge is pending, according to Precinct 3 Constable Richard McCain. An internal investigation found no violations by the deputy constable, McCain said.

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Published on Oct-1-09

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