Cop tasers boy for refusing to wash car
A US policeman is in trouble after he allegedly tasered a ten-year-old schoolboy for refusing to clean his patrol car.
Officer Chris Webb reportedly fired the 50,000-volt weapon at the boy during a career day at Tularosa Intermediate School in New Mexico.
The boy, named only as RD, blacked out and has since suffered post-traumatic stress disorder. He is now taking legal action.
His legal representative, Rachel Higgins, told Santa Fe County Court that the officer's use of force was completely unreasonable.
According to the complaint: "Defendant Webb asked the boy, RD, in a group of boys, who would like to clean his patrol unit.
"A number of boys said that they would. RD, joking, said that he did not want to clean the patrol unit."
Webb is accused of responding by aiming his Taser at the child before saying: "Let me show you what happens to people who do not listen to the police."
He then allegedly stunned RD before pulling out the barbs and taking the boy to the school principal's office.
The boy's family are suing both Webb and the New Mexico Department of Public Safety. The case continues.
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what do you think?
that'll teach him lol
Absolutely disgusting i hope that copper gets dismissed,a 10 yr old boy for god's sake,you could understand it if it was a drugs runner or a hooligan but come on a ten year old .xx
I thought, "I'll wait all day long from 12:28 until, it's 20:40 now, just so I can read about what any girls think of this story and how many comment on it." I have seen other stories about girls being tazered in America a few times. I wondered what their opinion might be. I thought there might be lots commenting.
Just you and sue are the only girl comments so far Adrian
What? I'm trying to wonder if the lack of comments might statistically imply something.
Hello! I'm a girl and I think it was a really unprofessional thing to do on one hand. On the other hand, professionalism aside, it was a dangerous and aggressive thing to do. I suppose it amounts to wounding with intent, or maybe GBH or any other similar charge. I don't suppose a plumber whacking a kid in the face with a spanner would get much compassion.
Oh, and, for your stats, I'm replying now as it's the first I have heard of it! :-)
To use that on a child should result in a custodial sentence. End of. He might have killed him.
Stupid thing to do. Methinks he won't be with the police for long. I also suspect little RD will want to avoid buckets and sponges (and policemen) for quite some time to come!
They should be tasered too and then punished