The Chicago Police Department’s Office of Professional Standards is investigating a case where a Chicago Police Department officer fired a taser on 82-year old Lillian Fletcher, who refused to drop a hammer that she was thrashing when police got on the scene on October 29, 2007.
Police were called by Department of Aging employees who were performing a routine welfare check and were greeted by the swinging hammer. After Fletcher was tasered, she was transported to Mt. Sinai Hospital. She was released in short time.CLEAR SKIES?  Weather Data for Wednesday, November 7th, 2007
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