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'Sorry I Tased You' Cake From Ex-Cop Didn't Cut It With Victim

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Friday, 30 Sep 2016 08:13 AM

A "Sorry I Tased You" cake from an ex-cop didn't cut it with a Florida woman who is suing in federal court for a civil rights violation and other charges.

The unusual, off-color cake repotredly sent by former Escambia County deputy Michael Wohlers to Stephanie Byron was mentioned in court documents about a June 2015 incident that happened at an apartment complex where Byron worked, reported the Pensacola News Journal on Thursday.

The sheriff's office and the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission said in documents that Wohlers' Taser discharged during "horseplay," but Byron's attorneys charged that the former officer was attempting to "intimidate, harass, and threaten plaintiff."

Byron filed a lawsuit in federal court in May, alleging that Wohlers used excessive force against Byron, violating her civil rights, committed battery against her and caused her hardships, including physical injuries, monetary loss, medical expenses, humiliation, and mental anguish, said the News Journal.

The complaint also named Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan.

According to The Associated Press, the lawsuit charged that while at the apartment complex, Wohlers took Byron's tea and when the apartment worker went to retrieve it, the former deputy fired his stun gun at her.

The lawsuit charges that Wohlers "jumped onto Byron, kneeing her in the chest" after the stun gun firing and knocked her to the ground, while removing the weapon's prods from her body.

Byron's lawsuit said the awkward cake came sometime later, depicting two stick figures in frosting, said the AP.

"The cake Wohlers baked provides his version of the encounter and clearly shows a person Wohlers firing the Taser at Ms. Byron. It also reads 'Sorry I Tased You,'" the lawsuit read.

The News Journal said Wohlers resigned from the sheriff's office while under investigation for misconduct in July 2015 and his attorneys have denied the charges in the lawsuit. The department charged that Wohler lied to them about how the stun gun was discharged and filed a false report.

The Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission said on Monday that it has placed Wohlers on a one-year probationary period from serving at any law enforcement agency in Florida.

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