01/14/2010

Ill. cop busted for unauthorized TASER demo

Cop shocked 3 junior high students, placed on administrative leave

The Associated Press

KANKAKEE, Ill. — Police in Illinois say an officer assigned to a junior high school has been placed on administrative leave after he allegedly shocked three boys during an unauthorized Taser demonstration.

Authorities say the incident occurred Tuesday at a junior high in Kankakee, which is about 60 miles south of Chicago.

According to a police statement, the officer used the Taser on three male students who volunteered to be part of the classroom demonstration.

Police say the officer was not authorized by the school, the district or the police department to do a Taser demonstration.

A parent later took one student to a hospital, where he was examined and released.

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