Logan woman 'loses her eye' after being tasered by police
A LOGAN woman who was tasered by police has lost her eye according to her family, but the hospital has refused to confirm the extent of her injuries.
Police have launched an investigation after the incident on Thursday.
Acting Assistant Commissioner Steve Hollands told Fairfax Media that the policeman who deployed the stun gun is a very experienced senior constable.
''He's also a qualified Taser instructor,'' he said.
Officers were called to a house in Jacaranda Street, Woodridge about 1.15pm after reports a 36-year-old woman was acting aggressively.
One of the taser's steel prongs, which carry high voltage electrical charge, struck the woman in the left eye.
A witness told 612 ABC Brisbane that there were four police officers on the scene initially after a dispute between the woman and social workers.
He said the woman was tasered when another two police officers arrived. The woman's sister said she had gone to grab her handbag at the time.
The witness said he did not believe the use of such force was necessary.
"They could have used any other means,'' the man said.
"There were six police officers in total. I don't think tasering was necessary.''