Age not a factor in TASER use, Ark. chief says

Editor’s Note:

Editor's Note: TASER vice president of communications Steve Tuttle says that situations can arise where police must subdue minors in order to prevent them from harming themselves or others and it should be "up to the individual agencies to determine and set forth use of force policies and guidelines based upon Constitutional standards and the totality of the circumstances for any response to resistance." What do you think? Should age be a factor when considering a TASER application? Would you TASER a combative 10-year-old?  Share your comments below.

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

OZARK, Ark. — Ozark's mayor said Tuesday he wants an outside agency to investigate a local police officer's use of a TASER on a 10-year-old girl.

Arkansas State Police declined a request to investigate Tuesday, and Mayor Vernon McDaniel said he will seek a review through the prosecuting attorney's office.

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