IN Police Chief: Use Of Taser On 10-Year-Old Boy Was Unnecessary


Martinsville, In., Police Chief Jon Davis believes two of his officers could have subdued an unruly 10-year-old boy without slapping him and using a department-issued Taser on him, reports the Indianapolis Star. “The officer is quite a bit bigger,” said Davis, who noted the boy weighs 94 pounds. “There are always alternatives to really anything you do.”

Two officers were called to Tender Teddies — a home-based day care — on Tuesday to help control the boy. There is no state law regarding minimum age for being subjected to a stun gun, but that the Taser manufacturer recommends a person weigh at least 60 pounds.

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