Harris County to stand trial on allegations of excessive force after woman files suit, records show

Sheketha Holman alleges deputies’ Taser shocks threw her from wheelchair during 2016 HCSO arrest

Sheketha Holman on Aug. 11, 2021.
Sheketha Holman on Aug. 11, 2021. (Copyright 2021 by KPRC Click2Houston - All rights reserved.)

Lawyers for Sheketha Holman held a news conference Thursday, highlighting the development in the case that Harris County must stand trial in a Houston federal court on allegations that it used excessive force and violated the Americans With Disabilities Act during a 2016 arrest.

Read the ruling here.

Holman claims a Harris County Sheriff’s deputy used a Taser on her multiple times while she was in a wheelchair. Holman has filed suit against the county, HCSO, and the deputies involved.

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Watch the full news conference in the video above as soon as the event video can be processed.


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