03/12/2012

TASER use prompts shutdown of entire village force

Police used a TASER to subdue a 9-year-old boy who neighbors had issues with before

By Holly Zachariah
The Columbus Dispatch

MOUNT STERLING, Ohio — A village police officer shocked a 9-year-old boy with a Taser this week, prompting a shutdown of the entire force.

Long-embattled Police Chief Mike McCoy has been suspended, and officers who were being used on a part-time basis are no longer working, Council President Lowell Anderson said.

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