Beaumont officer allegedly blinds woman with pepper spray. A Beaumont police officer accused of permanently blinding a woman with pepper spray has pleaded not guilty to four felony charges and has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the case.WATCH VIDEO
A Riverside County grand jury last week indicted officer Enoch Clark on charges of assault with great bodily injury and other felonies.
Clark pepper-sprayed the face of Monique Christina Hernandez, 32, on Feb. 21 as he tried to arrest her on suspicion of driving under the influence, the city of Beaumont said in a statement.
Clark allegedly fired the spray from 12 inches away using a JPX device, which shoots spray at speeds of 400 mph and is supposed to be used at a minimum distance of five feet, Hernandez's lawyer Milton Grimes said in an interview.
"She did nothing to warrant him putting a gun -- a pepper-spray Taser gun -- to her forehead and pulling the trigger, And the Federal Govt handing out Weed free and your tax $$ pays for it. Box office.. and more join us.
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