Residents in the Brisbane community of Logan are calling for an independent investigation into the tasering of Murri woman, Sheila Oakley.
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NITV News
12 Feb 2014 - 4:31 PM  UPDATED 13 Feb 2014 - 10:10 AM

Shiela Oakley is still recovering in Brisbane's Prince Alfred Hospital after being tasered by police on the front doorstep of her home last Thursday.

The taser barb pierced her eye, and members of the Logan Murri community met last night to discuss the incident.

Organiser Paul Butterworth says police could have handled the situation differently.

"I'm pretty sure there could have been other measures that could've been taken. Or maybe even thinking first, there's a good method, thinking first before pulling a trigger. Just stuff like that."

The meeting decided a public rally will be held this Saturday, marching from Shiela Oakley's house to the Logan Police Station.

There have been many well-known incidents of police abuse against Murris in Queensland, starting with massacres one hundred years ago.

Many believed police are rarely penalised after they have been involved in the deaths and injuries inflicted on Aboriginal people.

Ms Oakley says she wasn’t endangering their lives and their response was unnecessary.

"How could they be in danger when there were four of them up against me? I was the one that was in danger, feeling threatened."

The meeting called for a full independent investigation into the Sheila Oakley tasering incident.

The meeting resolved to work towards supporting the Oakley family, and called on all Murri communities outside Logan to attend Saturday's rally.