Caitlin Taylor (2020)
On June 5, 2020, Sylvania Township Ohio Police Department Sergeant John Tanner followed Taylor after learning that her Michigan vehicle registration was expired. Tanner approached Taylor as she was backing out of a driveway. Tanner drew his handgun and ordered Taylor to turn off the engine and throw the keys from the vehicle. Taylor did not comply, but exited the vehicle at Tanner's demand. Taylor did not comply with additional orders. Tanner switched to his Taser, approached Taylor, grabbed her around the neck, and took her to the ground as she continued to resist. Officer Michael Wyatt arrived, and they stood Taylor up against the police car. Wyatt grabbed Taylor around the head while Tanner continued to attempt to handcuff Taylor.
The incident was captured by Tanner's in-vehicle camera.
- Lawsuit against Sylvania Twp. PD seeks $30 million over excessive force claims, ABC 13, 2023-05-15
- Taylor et al v. Sylvania Township Police Department et al, U.S. District Court, 2023-05-12