A woman was blinded most likely permanently by a police officer. A police officer using a weapon incorrectly shot a pepperspray stream meant to be used at a minimum of 5 feet from a distance of less than 12 inches. Destroying ocular tissue and causing nerve damage.
The officer has been indicted by a grand jury and is out on $50,000 bail.
On February 21, Clark sprayed pepper spray in the face of Monique Christina Hernandez, 32, while 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 miles per hour 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, causing her right eye to explode and causing severe nerve damage in her left eye to the extent that she's not(sic-now) been declared totally blind," Grimes said.