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Witnesses to a police stop in Missouri say cops used excessive force when they used a Taser on a 17-year-old boy who is now reportedly in critical condition.
"You could tell the kid was going into convulsions," witness Michelle Baker told Fox4kc.com. "[The cop] turned him over and his head was dangling ... and he had blood coming out."
The teenager has been identified by Kctv5.com as Bryce Masters of Independence.
According to Fox4kc.com, Independence police conducted a traffic stop of Masters on Sunday, for a minor traffic warrant. Moments later, witnesses reportedly heard screams coming from the teen's vehicle and saw the officer use a Taser on Masters.
"The driver ... refused to roll down the window," Schmdley said. "The officer was able to get the door open. The driver refused to get out of the vehicle. A struggle ensued [and] a Taser was employed by the officer."
Masters' friend, 17-year-old Curtis Martes, told Fox4kc.com that he was on his porch when the traffic stop occurred and heard Masters tell the officer he was unable to roll the window down.
When will it stop?
originally posted by: Fylgje
(zips up flame suit)
When the cops have to shoot someone, people complain: "why didn't he tase them!!". Now that a cop tases somebody, people still complain: "why'd this pig tase him???". I know many cops are bad, but maybe this cop was justified? Maybe not. IDK. Just thinking that people should look at each case closely before jumping on the: "I Hate LEO's' bandwagon. Not all cops are alike. And many times, cops have no choice. But then again, many times they do. You see me going in circles for you intentionally?