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Friday, April 02, 2010

Officers Accused Of Using Taser On 10-Year-Old

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Anonymous 6 News Indiana said...


2 Martinsville Officers Suspended After Day Care Incident

POSTED: 5:44 pm EDT March 31, 2010
UPDATED: 8:45 am EDT April 1, 2010

MARTINSVILLE, Ind. -- Two Martinsville police officers have been suspended after they were accused of using a Taser to subdue a 10-year-old.

A news release from the mayor's office and the Martinsville Police Department said the officers responded Tuesday evening to Tender Teddies Day Care on reports of a 10-year-old who was out of control.

The release said that the officers, trying to prevent the child from hurting other children, staff members and himself, slapped the boy and then used a Taser to subdue him.

"While the department will not condone the unnecessary treatment of any subject, regardless of age, in any apprehension situation, additional comments will not be made pending results of the final investigation," the release read.

The day care's owner, Heath Lancaster, did not want to comment on the case, saying only that it was in the hands of the Department of Child Services and police.

Officials said officers had been called to the day care before about the same child.

"One of the police officers came out here and said they have trouble with him all the time because he is a problem child," said neighbor Stephanie Hamilton. "He was kicking and screaming … and he wouldn't quit."

Kenneth Frazier said he believes the boy needs help.

"I don't think that should have happened. I'm sure they could have detained him some other way," he said. "They take big grown ups down without tasing them … why a 10-year-old?"

Officials said the two officers, whose names weren't released, have been suspended with pay and placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of an investigation by the Morgan County Sheriff's Department.

9:30 AM  
Anonymous Bill Dahn said...

This is just a copy of what I posted in the blog about the story.

Maybe the 10 yo has epilepsy?
Some ones 10 yo Daughter was Diagnosed with Epilepsy
(Absence Seizures) ....
I have a conflict with the Ramsey County Sheriff Office in Minnesota for Not giving me my med's while in jail and they roughed me up and shackled me for demanding them.
These so called peace officers are not doctors and should never have slapped or used a stun gun on a child.
A stun gun is like "electro shock therapy", so I suggest using it on the two cops and see how they feel about what they did.
Bill Dahn for Minnesota Governor


1:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Chuck and Eric, let talk about this.
What do you two from the other political party feel about cops slapped a child, but then to use a taser on this 10 year old kid.
That should never happen and these two cops should be locked in their own jail's and tasered a couple times each.
The city government party with its artificial intelligence.
The classes of people in this country will show the rich that the poor will pull though this "changing times" better then the rich because they know how to skimp and go without.
The rich will have hard time in these changing economy.
TASER Use of Force, Risk Management and Legal Strategies.
How much will this cost their town?

3:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

signed Bill Dahn

12:02 PM  

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