Taser Used on 10-Year-Old; Policemen Suspended
(April 1) — Two police officers have been suspended for reportedly using a stun gun on a 10-year-old
boy who had gotten out of control at a day care facility.
The incident occurred Tuesday, when a worker at Tender Teddies Day Care in Martinsville, Ind., called police to report that one of the children there was acting up and posed a potential threat to the kids, local news affiliate WRTV reported.
A spokesperson for the Martinsville Police Department told AOL News that Capt. William Jennings and Officer Darren Johnson arrived at the scene and found the boy to be “combative.” Jennings then slapped the boy, and Johnson used his Taser to further subdue him, police said.