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Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Police Chief tasers teen in the head!!!

UPDATE: July 7, 2009
Jennifer Smith, KFDA

According to a press release from the City of Tucumcari, City Manager Bobbye Rose has placed Police Chief Roger Hatcher on administrative leave pending an investigation regarding a recent tasing incident. The city has contracted with an independent firm to conduct the investigation.

July 4, 2009

A Tucumcari [New Mexico] girl is recovering in an Albuquerque this evening after being shot in the head with a taser by the police chief.

Stacy Akin says she and her 14-year-old daughter were arguing so she drove to the police department for help.

Police Chief Roger Hatcher says the girl ran off, but he then found her in a park.

When he got out of his car to call her, he says she ran in front of it across a street without looking.

He says he had no choice but to fire his taser to stop her.

The girl remains in pediatric intensive care after surgery.


Excited-Delirium.com said...

So his concern was that she was Jay-running? Dangerously crossing the street, without looking? Oh my...

Anonymous said...

You civilian types just do not understand. When an Officer commands you to do or not do an action you must obey. To show contempt to the orders of Police is tantamount to suicide.

Anonymous said...

"...you must obey..."

...or what?

Penalty of illegal force (the verb)? On the spot electro-torture until you decide to obey? Risk of death?


Correct answer is simply one more charge - and even that assumes it is a crime. And conviction on that charge depends on many factors.

Only in a Police State is one always oblidged to obey an officer's every command. It's the definition of same.

Anonymous said...

Oh, we're civilian types now? That's the fucking problem with you 'A' type personality assholes. You're so wrapped up in your power trip you don't even see us civilian types as people anymore. Psychologically, you're no different than the criminals you hunt. And by criminals, I mean the real anti-social gangbangers, murderers, rapists, etc...not the jay walking teenage girls who mouth off to their parents. Why don't you go taser yourself.