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Police: Officers investigated for using stun gun on 'combative' child, 10
Officers allegedly shocked, slapped child
Updated: Wednesday, 31 Mar 2010, 6:45 PM EDT
Published : Wednesday, 31 Mar 2010, 6:38 PM EDT
MARTINSVILLE, Ind. (WISH) - Two Martinsville officers have been suspended with pay after using a stun gun on an allegedly unruly 10-year-old child.
A joint statement from the Martinsville mayor's office and the police department says officers were called to a day care to help subdue an out of control child that was "being combative and attempting to do harm to other children and caretakers at the day care facility."
The statement says when officers arrived at the facility, the child was kicking and hitting those in control and refusing to obey officers' commands.
Officers then used a stun gun on the child and also slapped the child in order to gain control of the situation, the release says.
Police had previously been called to handle the child, according to the release.
The mayor's statement does not mention exactly when and where the incident happened. Nor does it mention whether the child needed medical attention.
Martinsville Police say Thursday morning they will release more information regarding the case.
The statement says the officers have been suspended with pay and placed on administrative duty pending an investigation into the incident.
The Morgan County Sheriff's Department will head the investigation.
Originally posted by Grayelf2009
Be careful or you will stir up the "Ohh its just a few bad apples group"
Originally posted by argentus
On the surface of it, it sounds like unnecessary force, however, I have to wonder why the OP left the link out, so we could examine the story ourselves.
Originally posted by zaiger
Its not okay but i will not lie i laughed, i just was thinking of a high pitched voice yelling "don't taze me bro AHHHHHH"