Tasers seem like a good idea. A non-lethal means of subduing someone who could be a danger to themselves and others is just what the police need. Shame that so many of them can’t seem to keep from abusing it. Take, for example, this transcript of an office who used a couple of tasers on a suspects’ genitalia:
The exchange between Officer #3 and the suspect during the incident was captured on a police officer’s recorder. Murphy transcribed some of it in his report:
Officer #3: Do you feel this?
Complainant: Yes, sir.
Officer #3: Do you feel that? That’s my –
Officer #3: -Taser up your ass.
Officer #3: So don’t move.
Complainant: I’m trying not to. I can’t breathe.
“This exchange, especially the complainant’s response, strongly suggests that, at that moment anyway, the Taser was pressed between the Complainant’s buttocks and near his anal area,” Murphy wrote in his report on the incident.
Two circular burn marks 1 to 2 centimeters in size were found on the suspect’s buttocks, Murphy said.
Officer #3 also threatened to use the Taser on the suspect’s genitalia.
Here’s more of the transcribed recording of the exchange between Officer #3 and the suspect:
Officer #3: Now do you feel this in your balls?
Complainant: I do, sir. I’m not going to move. I’m not gonna move.
Officer #3 Now I’m gonna tase your balls if you move again.
A minute later, this exchange occurred:
Officer #3: Okay, I’m gonna take this Taser out of your asshole now. Are you going to fight with me?
Complainant: No, not at all, sir.
Considering that misuse of tasers is suspected in a few deaths involving the devices it’s clear that some police officers can’t handle the responsibility of carrying one, let alone a gun. Here’s hoping this asshole gets fired and brought up on charges for his stupidity.
Via Boulder Dude.