Thursday, November 19, 2009

When A Time Out is Not Engough

Fort Smith police say although their Taser gun policy calls for not using the weapon on someone younger than 14 years old, officers can use it on a minor if they're being physically violent.

Monday, 40/29 News talked with the father of a 10-year-old Ozark girl who had a Taser gun used on her by an officer who was trying to place her under arrest.

Ozark's Police Chief Jim Noggle said an officer was called to home because the girl was being unruly. Noggle said the girl's mother gave the officer permission to fire the Taser at her daughter.

Noggle said the officer did so after the girl kicked him in his groin. Noggle said the officer properly used his discretion when he fired his Taser at the girl.
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