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California Woman Tasered After Being Mistaken for Robbery Suspect

A 24-year-old California woman says she was Tasered Monday after being mistaken for a robbery suspect, Fox40.com reports 

A 24-year-old California woman says she was Tasered Monday after being mistaken for a robbery suspect, Fox40.com reports.

Andrea Boarman said she went to a CVS pharmacy in Rancho Cordova to buy candy while the store was being robbed, according to the station. Boarman said that when she walked outside the store after the robbery, she was contacted by officers who told her to wait by a police cruiser.

Officers reportedly said that Boarman matched the same general description of the suspect -- a black female wearing dark clothing.

Boarman said she tried to show officers her receipt from the store upon questioning but was knocked to the ground and shot with a Taser instead.

"It was pretty bad. I was knocked down on the ground. I was in a choke hold and then while I was laying on the ground I was tased. Tased while I was on the ground and with my hands behind my back," Boarman told the station.

But the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department reportedly said Tuesday that their officers' actions were justified. Department spokesman Officer Jason Ramos said Boarman was verbally argumentative and physically resisted officers.

Boarman's hands were not behind her back when she was Tasered, Ramos said.

"Once the deputies made the determination that they needed to detain her, because that's the information they were getting from other officers who were speaking to employees, she began to physically struggle with officers," Ramos said.

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