07/20/2009

Ill. sheriff's deputies accused of using stun gun on children

By Robert Patrick
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. — An Illinois agency has sued two sheriff's deputies in Southern Illinois, alleging that they handcuffed, threatened and Tasered teenage foster children.

The suit, filed in federal court in East St. Louis by the Illinois Office of State Guardian on behalf of the children, says the deputies used excessive force and violated the children's rights. The suit also names Jefferson County, Ill., Sheriff Roger Mulch, his department and the county.

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