Brigham City woman says police used excessive force

By Cristina Rendon

Published 01/16 2013 11:24PM

Updated 01/17 2013 05:31PM

BRIGHAM CITY, Utah (ABC 4 News) – A woman said two officers used excessive force on her and husband and she plans to sue the department.

Nadine Clawson said police showed up at her home after her ex-husband, Troy Link, called them. Link was at the home to pick up his children for visitation.

Clawson said she worried about her children’s safety and was taking the advice of her attorney by not letting her children leave.

Clawson said one officer grabbed her by the arm and threw her outside into the snow. She said the officer then sat on her for a couple of minutes.

Another officer then tased Clawson’s current husband. The two were arrested.

Brigham City Police Chief Paul Tittensor said he has opened an investigation. He will looking into whether or not the arrests were lawful and if excessive force was used.

Tittensor said the two cops in question are “very good officers” and will remain on the job during the course of the internal investigation.

He also said initial reports appear the tasering of Clawson’s husband appear to be justified.

Clawson said she plans to file a lawsuit against the department for excessive force.

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