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LONDON - APRIL 4: A policeman holds the new advanced taser gun, April 4, 2003 as the Metropolitan police introduced the Taser gun to the press in London. The Metropolitan Police Authorities (MPA) Co-ordination and Policing Committee discussed details on how the MPS intends to introduce the new Taser for use by firearm officers on April 21, in a year long trial. (Photo by Graeme Robertson/Getty Images)

This whole incident happened in the Timberlake community off of Three Oaks Parkway in Estero, Fl.

A 16-year-old was walking over to his girlfriend’s house when a Florida Highway Trooper saw him and suspected him of being a burglar.

The trooper said in a report that, “his behavior, demeanor, and body language appeared to be a burglar.”

The 16-year-old cut across two homes and went to the back patio of his girlfriend’s house.

The officer approached him and told him to put his hands up.

The teen didn’t comply with that demand. Instead, he attempted to call his girlfriend.

So the police officer fired a taser at him, causing the teen to fall back and hit his head on a concrete firepit. He hit his head so hard that he broke a brick off of the firepit. And while the teen was down, the police officer tased him a second time.

The teen was arrested and taken to a detention center for failure to obey a law enforcement officer, possession of marijuana under 20 grams, resisting arrest without violence, loitering, and prowling. He was taken to a detention center.

Pamella Seay, Professor of Justice Studies at Florida Gulf Coast University said, “Unless he has seen active crime in progress he probably should have waited for someone from the local police force.”

So what do you think? Excessive force? Or Justice Served?






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