Police threw an eight-months-pregnant woman to the ground, then used a TASER on her this weekend.
They say she and her boyfriend were resisting arrest in a Springfield, Illinois, parking lot. The woman told HLN affiliate KSDK she did not touch an officer.
A leading obstetrician says blunt trauma could hurt the fetus and it "can't be a good idea" to expose an expectant mother to electrical shock. But police and the TASER company say using the conducted electrical weapons is safer for all parties than the alternatives.