Officer Uses Taser On 11 Year Old Child After She Stole Backpack Of Food

This Cincinnati police officer is now on restricted duty, after being investigated for using a taser on an 11-year-old girl who was suspected of shoplifting food from Kroger grocery store.

The officer is apparently trying to argue that it was indeed necessary for him to use the taser in order to stop the child.

Reports claim the officer who is unidentified was actually off duty when he reacted to the girl that was allegedly shoplifting.

The officer shot her in the back with the taser when she ignored his plea to stop.

 

Although we need to teach our children right from wrong, a taser is not an appropriate method.

When a taser hits its target a concentrated electrical current overwhelms the sensory nervous system, which results in you losing control of your limbs as well as it being extremely painful.

The child was taken to a local hospital and was charged with theft and destruction but was healthy when released back to her family.

People are shocked and horrified in the community that the officer would subject a child to this type of treatment.

“It’s difficult to arrest or detain someone who is determined to get away. On TV they make it look easy. Steven Seagal does his thing but in reality it’s hard,” a former Cincinnati Police officer explains.

the use of a deadly weapon is not required to retain an 11-year-old girl.

Cincinnati Police Chief Eliot Isaac has now announced that the department will conduct a “thorough review” of its use of force of policies which at present allow officers to use tasers on anyone between the ages of seven to seventy.

The girl, a fifth-grader at Winton Hills Academy, is 4-foot-11 and 90 pounds, according to a police report,” WCPO reports.

If you can’t run, then you need to get off the police force. If you can’t handle an 11-year-old child, then you really need to get off the police force. You here to protect these kids,” the girl’s mother, Donna Gowdy comments.

It’s insane that the police department operates a policy that allows it to use tasers on 7-year-olds at present, this needs to be reviewed.

This policy probably exists everywhere if it does in Cincinnati.

Hopefully, this will be a wakeup call to all police departments to examine their own policies and make sure that tasers are never used on children again.

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