Seems to me that there have been alot of reports lately of police officers using their tasers in excess.Not being in law enforcement I'm not aware of
what constitutes the use of a taser or stungun on someone..other than it being a "non-lethal"means of stopping a criminal.But to tase a 13 year old
child..not once but twice???
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- An officer has been suspended for zapping a 13-year-old girl at least twice with a stun gun while she was handcuffed in his
caged patrol car.
Nelson and his partner had been called to the apartment Kallead shares with her mother Rosie Vaughan because they were fighting Feb. 7. Vaughan wanted
police to help get medical help for her daughter, who had been hospitalized for observation in the past for emotional disorders, the newspaper said.
Nelson, a 6-foot-2 officer weighing 300 pounds, allegedly used the low-setting stun mode when the 4-foot-8 Kallead wormed the handcuffs from behind
her back and would not do as directed. "The situation was under control at this point," the internal report said.
Sgt. D.E. Smith, who was called to the scene, said, "Please don't tell me this is the person you Tased."
The date of Feb.7th is odd to me.Why is this story being told now?Either way the officer involved received training as an instructor in January
An officer that has been trained to be an instructor tasing a 13 year old girl that was handcuffed and in the back of a caged partol car and all he
gets is suspended???So what if she had wiggled the cuffs from behind her back she was still handcuffed.This cop should be fired!If he can't use his
best judgement or is that damn trigger happy to stungun a child he DOES NOT need to be wearing the uniform of a cop.
IMO I think that cops are seeing their new weapons that are suppose to be non lethal as toys and have to play with them...
There was another thread on here about a man being tased to death when he was already in a restraint chair but I can't find it now.Will anything
happen to these cops for this?
Perhaps these officers that are carrying tasers should be zapped a few times on the highest setting to see just how it feels.I have never been tased
but have seen the effects of it.Maybe when they are laying on the ground in a puddle of their own urine or left drooling all over themselves
maybe....maybe they will think twice before using it on someone that obviously doesn't need to be stunned.
Police are trained to be able to take down and restrain even the biggest men...do they really need to tase a kid?
For those of you that will come on this thread to defend the officer's actions (and I know there will be someone to say something in his defense)all
I have to say is what would you do as a parent if you found out or saw a cop tase your child?Would you still defend him?