Trial For Taser Happy Newburgh Heights Cops Now Underway

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UPDATE: CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - The jury is in place and the trial has started for two Newburgh Heights police officer and a dispatcher.

The men are accused of repeatedly tasering a drunk woman in a police cruiser, again while she was handcuffed and yet again while handcuffed to a bench at the police station.

Officer Bobby Hoover faces counts of abduction and felonious assault. Officer Joseph Szelenyi faces the same charges. Dispatcher Christopher Minek faces a single felonious assault charge.

The trial is only expected to take a couple of days. Separate charges of kidnapping against Hoover and Szelenyi will be heard in a separate trial yet to be scheduled.

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