10/31/2012

Lawsuit: Cop TASERed boy during career day

The officer contends his stun gun went off by accident while he was showing it to a group of students

 By Hailey Heinz
Albuquerque Journal

Tularosa, N.M. — A state motor transportation police officer Tased a 10-year-old student during a school career fair in May in Tularosa, causing him to black out, according to a lawsuit filed by the boy's family.

Officer Christopher Webb pointed the stun gun at the boy after the boy made a joke and said, "Let me show you what happens to people who do not listen to the police," according to the lawsuit filed Friday against the state Department of Public Safety.

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