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Queensland police taser woman in eye

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A woman has undergone surgery to save her eye after being tasered by a police officer at Logan, south of Brisbane.

Sheila Oakley, 36, was hit directly in the eye by a steel taser prong at her home in Woodridge yesterday.

A local resident who witnessed the incident says he saw social workers at the house, followed by ambulance, and then police.

“The officer that came out of the second police car was the one who eventually tasered the person,” he said.

He says the officers could have handled it differently.

“I don’t think a tasering was necessary – one female, six cops,” he said.

Ms Oakley was taken to the Princess Alexandra Hospital on Brisbane’s southside with the taser prong firmly embedded in her eye.

She underwent surgery late last night and it is unclear if doctors were able to save her eye.