07/13/2010

Ga. cop defends use of TASER

Two Ga. officers out following controversial incident seen on video

By Rhonda Cook
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

STEWART COUNTY, Ga. — Janice Wells called the Richland Police Department when she feared a prowler was outside her clapboard house in the rural west Georgia town on April 26.

The third-grade teacher had phoned for help. But within minutes of an officer coming to her back door, she was screaming in pain and begging not to be shocked again with a Taser. With each scream and cry, the officer threatened her with more shocks.

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