Parade Taser use gets 2 officers fired

Two police officers who shocked a 76-year-old man with a Taser as he was driving a tractor in a town parade have been fired. Full Story
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wags

New Concord, OH

#1 Sep 23, 2009
If he disobeid police orders - then he should be tased.
MHS

South Charleston, OH

#2 Sep 23, 2009
Why did he not obey the officers? It sounds like a hit and run.
John Deere driver

United States

#3 Sep 23, 2009
Whether driving a car or tractor you need to follow the police directing traffic.The fact that the tractor rear-ended the police suv shoes the old man was being uncooperative.If the driver had been a young man no one would say anything but just b/c your old doesn`t mean you can do what you want without the possibility of being tasered.The officers should appeal & get their jobs back.
Jon H

Columbus, OH

#4 Sep 23, 2009
I believe the officers acted properly

maybe Obama can have a beer with them?

Since: Jun 09

United States

#5 Sep 23, 2009
What a waste of good police talent. All this for an old geezer and his tractor.
Ohio Lawyer

Columbus, OH

#6 Sep 23, 2009
We dont let police give people 50,000 volt, potentially fatal blasts of electricity in order to punish them, you sick sadistic dumb mean [rhymes with ducks].
who dey

Columbus, OH

#7 Sep 23, 2009
Bottom line he disobeyed the commands and then led police in a pursuit. Tasing the ind was appropriat ebut they did not need to do it 5 times so yes i think the officers were being excessive. Termination of their employment may ahve been appropriate if the officers have had problems in the past with use of force as it would show a pattern of excessive force and would eventually leads to someones un needed death or major law suits which can be exspensive.
Ohio Lawyer

Columbus, OH

#9 Sep 23, 2009
who dey wrote:
Bottom line he disobeyed the commands and then led police in a pursuit. Tasing the ind was appropriat ebut they did not need to do it 5 times so yes i think the officers were being excessive. Termination of their employment may ahve been appropriate if the officers have had problems in the past with use of force as it would show a pattern of excessive force and would eventually leads to someones un needed death or major law suits which can be exspensive.
There isnt a police department in this country that allows police to give a potentially lethal shock just because someone "disobeyed a command." And if there were they'd lose in court. This is sick sadistic whacko stuff.
A NM BUCKEYE

Albuquerque, NM

#10 Sep 23, 2009
Let's add a "what if" into the equation. Maybe he was told by the parade officials to procede to the park after the parade and not the disperssal point. Ever think of that?
who dey

Columbus, OH

#11 Sep 23, 2009
Ohio Lawyer wrote:
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There isnt a police department in this country that allows police to give a potentially lethal shock just because someone "disobeyed a command." And if there were they'd lose in court. This is sick sadistic whacko stuff.
why would police carry the tasers if they aren't allowed to use them' You obviously have a problem with authority. The use of the tasers are authorized but not in the manner that these officers used them. Get over it they have them and they will use them.
who dey

Columbus, OH

#12 Sep 23, 2009
A NM BUCKEYE wrote:
Let's add a "what if" into the equation. Maybe he was told by the parade officials to procede to the park after the parade and not the disperssal point. Ever think of that?
Doesn't mater if they did or not. Disobeying a lawful order of a peace officer who is directing traffic is a criminal offense. There may have been other circumstances that determined the officer directing him in the direction he did.
Mike

Marysville, OH

#13 Sep 24, 2009
He failed to obey verbal commands, the taser is the next step. I fail to see why these officers were fired
who dey

Columbus, OH

#15 Sep 24, 2009
Ohio Lawyer wrote:
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There isnt a police department in this country that allows police to give a potentially lethal shock just because someone "disobeyed a command." And if there were they'd lose in court. This is sick sadistic whacko stuff.
the only difference between a laywer and a vulture is that a vulture will wait till you are dead. go chase an ambulance elsewhere.
The West Newton Kid

Brookline, MA

#16 Sep 24, 2009
Obviously, the cops and their faithful supporters all think that these 2 cops did nothing wrong.

But, the cold hard facts are the citizens of Glenrock agreed by majority that the cops acted inappropriately. And, the cops work for the citizens. The citizens decide how they expect their lawmen to behave. And, in this case most people had a real problem with the cops tazoring a 76 year old man riding a tractor in the annual parade. I think that the citizens are right on target with their viewpoint. Cops need to use common sense. They do not need to view every single person as public enemy number one.

These two cops overeacted to a minor incident. Instead of keeping peace and defusing a situation, they escalated it when they put their egos in front of their common sense.

Take away their guns and badges for good; give each one of them 5 seperate blasts from a tazor; and then help one of them get a job at McDonalds and the other one get a job at Burger King. And then, call the case closed.

In the words of our great President "the cops acted stupidly".
who dey

Columbus, OH

#17 Sep 24, 2009
The West Newton Kid wrote:
Obviously, the cops and their faithful supporters all think that these 2 cops did nothing wrong.
But, the cold hard facts are the citizens of Glenrock agreed by majority that the cops acted inappropriately. And, the cops work for the citizens. The citizens decide how they expect their lawmen to behave. And, in this case most people had a real problem with the cops tazoring a 76 year old man riding a tractor in the annual parade. I think that the citizens are right on target with their viewpoint. Cops need to use common sense. They do not need to view every single person as public enemy number one.
These two cops overeacted to a minor incident. Instead of keeping peace and defusing a situation, they escalated it when they put their egos in front of their common sense.
Take away their guns and badges for good; give each one of them 5 seperate blasts from a tazor; and then help one of them get a job at McDonalds and the other one get a job at Burger King. And then, call the case closed.
In the words of our great President "the cops acted stupidly".
nobody ever said our president was that bright. and i see you are not either. if the citizens have the right to dictate wholey how the police do their jobs then it is clear that the police department is corrupt. this is america not a drug cartel run third world nation. CASE CLOSED
Stan

Riga, Latvia

#18 Sep 24, 2009
Ohio Lawyer wrote:
We dont let police give people 50,000 volt, potentially fatal blasts of electricity in order to punish them, you sick sadistic dumb mean [rhymes with ducks].
Leave it to a tassle-wearing abuser to wax indignant.
Stan

Riga, Latvia

#19 Sep 24, 2009
The West Newton Kid wrote:
Obviously, the cops and their faithful supporters all think that these 2 cops did nothing wrong.
But, the cold hard facts are the citizens of Glenrock agreed by majority that the cops acted inappropriately. And, the cops work for the citizens. The citizens decide how they expect their lawmen to behave. And, in this case most people had a real problem with the cops tazoring a 76 year old man riding a tractor in the annual parade. I think that the citizens are right on target with their viewpoint. Cops need to use common sense. They do not need to view every single person as public enemy number one.
These two cops overeacted to a minor incident. Instead of keeping peace and defusing a situation, they escalated it when they put their egos in front of their common sense.
Take away their guns and badges for good; give each one of them 5 seperate blasts from a tazor; and then help one of them get a job at McDonalds and the other one get a job at Burger King. And then, call the case closed.
In the words of our great President "the cops acted stupidly".
More fodder from a mental eunuch.
The West Newton Kid

Brookline, MA

#20 Sep 25, 2009
who dey wrote:
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nobody ever said our president was that bright. and i see you are not either. if the citizens have the right to dictate wholey how the police do their jobs then it is clear that the police department is corrupt. this is america not a drug cartel run third world nation. CASE CLOSED
The citizens should have the right to dictate how the cops do their jobs. That is far better than the system that is in place currently. In the current system, any potential police wrong doing or illegal activety is investigated by the police themselves. And, typically it is the same police department that the cop in question works for. So, obviously, it is a gross conflict of interest from day one. From there, the DA can get involved; but in actuality this rarely happens. After all, the DA and the cops are on the same side of the law anyway.

And, even if a couple of cop's do wind up with their sorry blue azzes in trouble and they get canned; the police union just appeals the decision and the cop's get their jobs back anyway. So, typically they answer to no one.

So, the current system works great, if you happen to be a cop. But, if you are a citizen and you actually pay attention to what the cops are getting away with throughout the US; the current system is a shame. It is nothing but smoke and mirrors in a feeble attempt to make the citizens feel that the police are effectively policing their own.
Topper

Marysville, OH

#21 Sep 25, 2009
A NM BUCKEYE wrote:
Let's add a "what if" into the equation. Maybe he was told by the parade officials to procede to the park after the parade and not the disperssal point. Ever think of that?
OR...What If he did what the officers told him to do.......
Ever think of THAT !!!!
Jonathan

Dublin, OH

#22 Sep 25, 2009
Taser = a lazy cops best friend. What's wrong tough guys? Can't handle a elderly man so you have to taser him? Weak.

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