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Monday, June 21, 2010

Cops who tasered 10-year-old boy cleared

June 21, 2010

MARTINSVILLE, Ind. (AP) -- - A special prosecutor says he'll recommend no criminal charges against two central Indiana police officers who subdued an unruly 10-year-old boy by using a stun gun on him and slapping him.

Special Prosecutor Dave Powell made the announcement Monday, clearing Martinsville police Capt. William Jennings and Officer Darrel Johnson for their actions March 30.

The officers were called to a day care center where the boy hit, kicked and spit on a caretaker. Police say the officers slapped and shocked the child after he kicked one officer as they tried to restrain him.

Both officers were placed on administrative leave after the incident. Powell is a former Greene County prosecutor and was appointed in April to handle the case.

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