Back in June, 16-year-old Jack Rodeman was on his way to see his girlfriend in the Thee Oaks community of Timberlakes in Estero, Fl.
A Florida Highway Patrolman suspected him of being a burglar based on the way he was dressed and from seeing him go between two houses into someone’s backyard. The backyard was that of his girlfriend and he had permission to be back there.
The officer then drew his taser and pointed it at Rodeman. Rodeman was scared and instead of complying he attempted to call his girlfriend. After not complying, the officer fired a taser at the teen causing him to fall back and hit his head on a concrete fireplace.
When he was booked in a detention center, he was originally facing failure to obey police or fire department, a public order crime, and second-degree misdemeanor.
Now that charge has been dropped. A notice said, “there was insufficient evidence to prove the charge beyond a reasonable doubt, which is why the charge was dropped.”
Rodeman’s attorney will now turn his attention to suing the FHP.