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Taser Used on 10-Year-Old; Policemen Suspended


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(April 1) -- Two police officers have been suspended for reportedly using a stun gun on a 10-year-old boy who had gotten out of control at a day care facility.

 

The incident occurred Tuesday, when a worker at Tender Teddies Day Care in Martinsville, Ind., called police to report that one of the children there was acting up and posed a potential threat to the kids, local news affiliate WRTV reported.

 

A spokesperson for the Martinsville Police Department told AOL News that Capt. William Jennings and Officer Darren Johnson arrived at the scene and found the boy to be "combative." Jennings then slapped the boy, and Johnson used his Taser to further subdue him, police said.

 

The boy, who weighs 94 pounds, received two marks on his arm where Jennings used the gun, WTHR news reported, but is believed to have suffered no lasting injuries.

 

While the day care center's owner, Heath Lancaster, did not comment on the case, police released a statement announcing that the officers had been placed on paid administrative leave pending further investigation.

 

"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 statement read.

 

Separate investigations have now been launched by the Morgan County Sheriff's Department, the Martinsville Police Department and the Martinsville Department of Child Services.

 

"We need to look at it a lot closer because [the Taser gun is] not really made for 10-year-olds," Martinsville Police Chief Jon Davis said at a news conference.

 

While the police had been called to Tender Teddies Day Care on another occasion about the behavior of the same child, local resident Kenneth Frazier told WRTV that he thinks police went too far.

 

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

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well if he has mental issues it wouldn't be easy. Wheres his parents anyways..

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Two police officers have been suspended for reportedly using a stun gun on a 10-year-old boy who had gotten out of control at a day care facility
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well if he has mental issues it wouldn't be easy. Wheres his parents anyways..

 

oh boy, i mean if he had. Hey who knows, sometimes they keep these things personal.

 

But still this is crazy...

 

What are you trying to say? Your not being clear at all.

 

Anyway, parents these days are too afraid to actually punish their children. Had the parents actually stepped up to the plate, this kid would not have acted like the savage that he is. Now two cops could lose their jobs because this little shit machine did not get his way. Next time though, bring a big net, throw it over the kid and just drag him out.

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What are you trying to say? Your not being clear at all.

 

Anyway, parents these days are too afraid to actually punish their children. Had the parents actually stepped up to the plate, this kid would not have acted like the savage that he is. Now two cops could lose their jobs because this little shit machine did not get his way. Next time though, bring a big net, throw it over the kid and just drag him out.

 

I mean that kid could of had mental issues for being crazy in that daycare center. But who knows since they don't mention it.

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I mean that kid could of had mental issues for being crazy in that daycare center. But who knows since they don't mention it.

 

If that was the case, the day care staff should have told the officers when they showed up. Police are people too, they can't read minds.

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Really...tasering a 10 year old? That shouldn't have even been necessary. In this case the suspension is justified. Tasering let alone striking the boy should have been a last resort. I'm just going from the article but two officers shouldn't have had that much trouble with such a small kid that tasering and hitting the kid could have been necessary.

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Next time though, bring a big net, throw it over the kid and just drag him out.

Fishing for fish...

Kidding for kids.

Really...tasering a 10 year old? That shouldn't have even been necessary. In this case the suspension is justified. Tasering let alone striking the boy should have been a last resort. I'm just going from the article but two officers shouldn't have had that much trouble with such a small kid that tasering and hitting the kid could have been necessary.

People even complain when 10-year-olds get HANDCUFFED, let alone tasered!!!

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