Angel Adams pictured here with four of her 15 children claims that she was Tasered by a policeman in her home endangering the life of her unborn child
A Florida woman who is eight months pregnant with her 16th child says that she is a victim of police brutality after officers used a Taser stun-gun on her.
Thirty-nine-year-old Angel Adams has been charged with battery on a law enforcement officer after Tampa police came to her home to speak to one of her sons.
A scuffle broke out inside Adams’ house, during which she says a male police officer repeatedly Tasered her endangering her life and the life of her unborn child.
The incident occurred last week when the police arrived at her Gray Street, Tampa home to speak to one of her sons about throwing rocks according to Tampa Bay Online.
Adams alleges that the two officers, one man and one woman, forced their way into her home.
‘I told officers, ‘Don’t come in my house. You don’t have a search warrant.’
‘And then he pushed me out the way over here like this (up against the wall).’
A struggle then occurred in which Adam’s 21-year-old daughter also called Angel fought with the police.
Heavily pregnant Angel Adams gives a reconstruction of how she alleges the two Tampa police officers forced their way into her home
Angel Adams is eight months pregnant with her 16th child and gives the news cameras a demonstration of how she claims police Tasered her at her home
It is then that the mother of 15 alleges that she ran into her own room during the fight and was followed by the female police officer who grabbed her and threw her onto the bed.
‘She pulled me from the closet, she slammed me over my bed,’ said Adams.
‘I felt something go shooting through me and the male officer was Tasering me.’
Police had arrived at the Tampa house to question Angel Adams’ son (pictured here but not named for legal reasons) about a rock throwing incident
However, the police in Tampa have a different account of what happened in the house.
‘The officer (female) 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,’ said Tampa police spokesman Andrea Davis.
‘While the (male officer) was struggling with that kid, the pregnant suspect and her daughter were fighting with (the female) officer.’
The spokesman then said that Adams and her daughter took the female officer out of the home, leaving the male officer on his own in the house with four other people.
‘Her actions, that’s what determined these results,’ said Davis.
‘And it’s incredibly concerning that someone would put themselves and their unborn child at risk.’
Angel Adams and her daughter were arrested and both charged with battery on a law enforcement officer.
The family home was where two police are alleged to have had a confrontation with mother of 15 Angel Adams
‘The bottom line with the situation is this mother chose to put her unborn child at risk,’ said Tampa Police spokesman Laura McElroy to WFTS.
‘And she made that choice long before the officer the backup officer utilised his ECD from behind not knowing she was pregnant.’
The elder Adams was released on $2,500 bail and her daughter on $1,000 bail.
This is not the first time that Adams has had a brush with the law and infamy.
Adams was taken to hospital to be checked out following her encounter with Tampa police but was later released
Two years ago, the mother of 15 first made headlines when she was evicted from her apartment and had to move into a tiny motel room with 12 of her 15 children.
Blaming the system for her problems, she angered people when she demanded that, ‘Somebody needs to pay for all this.’
After having to legally prove her fitness as a mother, Adams received the support of the Department of Children and Families and moved into a six bedroom-home big enough for her family.
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