Ozark cop Tasers 10-year-old | Arkansas Blog

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Ozark cop Tasers 10-year-old

Posted By on Tue, Nov 17, 2009 at 1:15 PM

The Texas granny who got Tasered was one thing.

But a 10-year-old girl? It happened in Ozark, Ark.

Heckuva story here from 40/29.

It appears the mom of an unruly child gave an Ozark cop the OK to Taser her kid and he did so after she kneed him in the groin. The police chief has backed up this use of force against a child.

Happily, there is at least one rational adult in Ozark, the girl's father.

"I would like to say Ozark police Tased this little girl right here. Ten years old and [they] shot electricity through her body, and I want to know how the heck in God's green earth can they get away with this," said the girl's father, Anthony Medlock.

 

Medlock said his daughter Kiara was at her mother's house when Ozark police Officer Dustin Bradshaw shocked her in the back with a Taser and arrested her.

 

"If you can't pick the kid up and take her to your car, handcuff her, then I don't think you need to be an officer," Medlock said.

 

Medlock said his daughter does show signs of having emotional issues, but she "doesn't deserve to be treated like a dog. She's not a tiger."

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