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Monday, April 05, 2010

Indiana: 2 Officers Without Pay After Boy Hit With Taser

April 5, 2010
The Indy Channel

Two Martinsville police officers accused of using a stun gun on a 10-year-old boy have now been suspended without pay.

Capt. William Jennings and Officer Darren Johnson had been on administrative leave following last week's incident at a home day care.

Martinsville Police Chief Jon Davis said Jennings slapped the 94-pound boy in the face and that Johnson used a handheld stun gun to shock the boy on the upper arm.

Officials said that Jennings, a 36-year veteran of the force, left the slapping incident out of his police report but that Johnson, who has been with the department for three years, included both the slapping information and the stun gun incident in his report.

Mayor Phil Dekkard told 6News' Ericka Flye on Monday that there is sufficient evidence to show that the officers violated department policy.

A closed-door meeting will be held on Wednesday to discuss further discipline, which could include dismissal, suspension or a demotion of rank, Dekkard said.

Both officers have been disciplined in the past for other incidents.


Anonymous said...

Am wondering if those 4 RCMP officers are still getting paid after their outrageous deadly encounter with Robert Dziekanski?? Would also like to know the final payout to Zofia since we tax payers are footing the bill.

Excited-Delirium blog said...

I'll bet that the major media outlets have already filed the necessary FOI requests. It'll take a while, but since there's zero justification for the secrecy, it'll come out eventually.

My guess is mid six figures range. If so, they got off cheap. If it was my decision, it would have been 8-figures. And it would have been surgically removed from the RCMP's taser budget.