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Thursday, November 11, 2010

Australia: Tasered man charged with obstruction

November 11, 2010
Updated 5 hours 30 minutes ago

A man who was tasered 13 times at the East Perth Watch House was charged with obstructing officers during the same incident.

Kevin Spratt was tasered repeatedly by police in August 2008.

The incident was captured on closed circuit video camera and subsequently shown to the Corruption and Crime Commission.

The statement of facts relating to the charge says that Mr Spratt was cooperative when he first arrived at the Watch House, but once his handcuffs were removed that he resisted attempts by officers to move him.

The statement says he became violent and aggressive by kicking and flailing his arms at officers who came near him.

WA Police Commissioner Karl O'Callaghan earlier denied any knowledge of the obstruction charge.

Last month Mr O'Callaghan wrote Mr Spratt an apology for the taser incident.

1 comment:

Excited-Delirium.com said...

Those Anti-felon ID tags that spray out from a taser cartridge actually contain various charges pre-printed upon them (resisting arrest, obstruction, etc.).

When police use a taser, the victim is automatically charged with various throw-away "cover charges".

Such "cover charges" are part of the overall taser scam. Look at what happened to Clifford Grevemberg. "All charges against an autistic Georgia teenager, 18-year-old Clifford Grevemberg, have been dropped."