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Calif. cops use stun gun twice on unarmed amputee

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posted on Sep, 23 2009 @ 05:16 AM
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MERCED, Calif. — A California man whose legs are amputated says police used a stun gun on him twice and violently manhandled him even though he was unarmed. Internal affairs investigators say they're looking into the complaint by 40-year-old Gregory Williams, who was arrested Sept. 11 on suspicion of domestic violence and resisting arrest. Williams and witnesses say officers tasered the wheelchair-bound man twice, then left him handcuffed with his pants down on the sidewalk in broad daylight. Williams spent six days in jail before prosecutors said they lacked evidence to charge him. Merced officers said in a police report that Williams was uncooperative and refused to give his 2-year-old daughter to Child Protective Services. The police department has declined further comment, pending the internal investigation. Information from: Merced Sun-Star, Copyright © 2009 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

The Associated Press is reporting that the police tasered a wheel chair bound, double amputee twice because they claimed he was uncooperative in turning his two-year-old over to Child Protective Services. So far no one has said why Child Protective Services was taking his child. This story will most likely end up on my list of the top ten Child Protective Services horror stories of the year. In the video below, the father says that his daughter was sitting in his lap the whole time this was going on. For the police to use a taser on this man in the presence of his daughter, when it was not necessary, is a form of child abuse as far as I am concerned. But then the police and child protective services often abuse children in the very act of taking them from their parents.

So just what are the rules for cops on using a taser? I was under the impression it was for someone who was out of control and threat to themselves or others, or possibly during a takedown where the criminal is fighting for all they are worth and only 1 or 2 officers are on the scene. Not a amputee in a wheelchair with his daughter on his lap.

posted on Sep, 23 2009 @ 05:19 AM
wow...thats just horrible.

posted on Sep, 23 2009 @ 05:30 AM
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