2 policemen suspended after using stu...

2 policemen suspended after using stun gun on 10-year-old boy

There are 24 comments on the Daily Breeze story from Apr 1, 2010, titled 2 policemen suspended after using stun gun on 10-year-old boy. In it, Daily Breeze reports that:

Indiana police say two officers have been placed on administrative suspension after they used a stun gun on an unruly 10-year-old boy at a home day care.

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“Noise”

Since: Jan 08

Venice

#1 Apr 1, 2010
The 10 year old appears to be more Vicious ( like a Badger or a Tasmanian Devil ) than "Unruly " .

What's a 10 year old doing in a Day Care Home ? I thought day-care was for pre-kindergarten kids .
9MM HP

Los Angeles, CA

#2 Apr 1, 2010
Next time, 120 Grain Hollow Points.
Altman on OT

Torrance, CA

#3 Apr 1, 2010
Wow, I guess the Daily Breeze, Altman and his new lackie Nick Green had to go all the way to Indiana to find an anti-cop story to publish! Amazing. They go out of their way to find these kinds of stories but don't publish local stories about officers were are seriously injured during incidents, officers who risked their lives to save someone, officers who did something at a local school, etc. Does the media get that going out of their way to only print negative aspects of any one thing is bad in general? Or do they simply just want to sell papers, without worrying about their effect on society as a whole?
Since many people believe anything they see in print and don't realize not every involved fact may have made the story, this type of practice seems somewhat irresponsible. If a mob ever rushes the Daily Breeze building, I'll bet they call the police for help! Maybe they should be a little more bias and go out of the their way to find the other side, instead of going out of their way to only find something bad!
R-Smart

United States

#4 Apr 1, 2010
Where did these two officers get their training from, a comic book? There is little to no excuse for using a taser on a 10 yr. old child unless he/she had a gun.

When the day comes that two Police Officers cannot take a ten yr. old into custody without using a taser, then this world is in serious trouble.

I am anxious to see the end result of this serious matter.
Lisbeth

United States

#6 Apr 1, 2010
R-Smart wrote:
Where did these two officers get their training from, a comic book? There is little to no excuse for using a taser on a 10 yr. old child unless he/she had a gun.
When the day comes that two Police Officers cannot take a ten yr. old into custody without using a taser, then this world is in serious trouble.
I am anxious to see the end result of this serious matter.
Your full of it, Mr., you post dumb comments , you make me throw up.

“Reality is better than truth.”

Since: Nov 09

Indianapolis

#7 Apr 2, 2010
You have a far greater chance of injuring a child by trying to restrain them while they are in a rage than if you just tase him. This wasn't an unruly child; this was a violent display of aggression. 97 pounds doesn't sound like much but add in rage and adrenaline and a kid can do serious damage. We had a kid at the clinic about this age with frontal lobe epilepsy who had already beaten up his mother and broken her hand.

And, on the other hand, nobody has to put up with a child's tantrums regardless of their age. If the parents can't instill discipline in him, then the police should take any means short of lethal force to protect themselves and the other people around him.

I also hope the day care refuses to let him come back, for the sake of the other kids.

“Reality is better than truth.”

Since: Nov 09

Indianapolis

#8 Apr 2, 2010
It's also nice for the police chief to just hang these two out to dry without even holding the investigation yet. Way to instill loyalty!
No Barney Fife

Valparaiso, IN

#9 Apr 2, 2010
Either you slack-jawed, knuckle-dragging trogladytes that suggest that any of the PD actions were legal, lawfull, righteous or appropriate are just as that described!
Terminate these non-public servents, non-cops & anti-human dirtbags immediately. For the child & family: sue the PD, municapality & each so-called "professional non-cop" involved & take them to the cleaners: lost pensions, 401Ks, homes, family & job! These idiots should never have even been able to pass the psych tests let alone the PD academy. That is the only way any current & future so-called "professional cops" will learn to be what they took a oath to protect & to serve the public that pays them for being nothing more than glorified thugs w/ neat toys & uniforms.

“Reality is better than truth.”

Since: Nov 09

Indianapolis

#10 Apr 2, 2010
They were defending the public--they protected the daycare workers and the OTHER kids from this animal.

BTW--if you want to attack the intellectual prowess of people, you really should learn to SPELL, moron.
No Barney Fife wrote:
Either you slack-jawed, knuckle-dragging trogladytes that suggest that any of the PD actions were legal, lawfull, righteous or appropriate are just as that described!
Terminate these non-public servents, non-cops & anti-human dirtbags immediately. For the child & family: sue the PD, municapality & each so-called "professional non-cop" involved & take them to the cleaners: lost pensions, 401Ks, homes, family & job! These idiots should never have even been able to pass the psych tests let alone the PD academy. That is the only way any current & future so-called "professional cops" will learn to be what they took a oath to protect & to serve the public that pays them for being nothing more than glorified thugs w/ neat toys & uniforms.
No Barney Fife

Valparaiso, IN

#13 Apr 3, 2010
It appears quite obvious that CPeter & friends are not only intellectually challenged as I stated, but also suffer from a inability to defend oneself with any level of common sense. 10-y/o v/s 2-adult men, allegedly "trained professionals" are not able to subdue, as the next in line chief wanna-be put: animal? It is apparent they are neither professional, trained or any where near up to the task of gaining the control of a pre-adolocent (big word for the challenged-sorry!), how have these total nitwitted buffoons w/ lethal powers & weapons survived thus far? Only now, have they been challenged in the entirity of there careers by a 10-y/o having a temper tantrum & this is what they do? You must be either a complete idiot, related (inbreeding anyone?) or one of these 2-buffoons (so-called: Cops) CPeter! Go back to your cave & please don't breed.

“Reality is better than truth.”

Since: Nov 09

Indianapolis

#14 Apr 3, 2010
Actually, moron, there is a difference between restraining an adult and restraining a child. As any juvee guard can tell you, you can't treat them like adults; they are more fragile, and also have less control when enraged.

If the officers had tried to use standard force, they probably would have injured the kid. A taser is painful but rarely dangerous. No matter how they dealt with the kid, somebody would have complained about it. I prefer that the threat to the other kids and the daycare workers was dealt with efficiently.
No Barney Fife wrote:
It appears quite obvious that CPeter & friends are not only intellectually challenged as I stated, but also suffer from a inability to defend oneself with any level of common sense. 10-y/o v/s 2-adult men, allegedly "trained professionals" are not able to subdue, as the next in line chief wanna-be put: animal? It is apparent they are neither professional, trained or any where near up to the task of gaining the control of a pre-adolocent (big word for the challenged-sorry!), how have these total nitwitted buffoons w/ lethal powers & weapons survived thus far? Only now, have they been challenged in the entirity of there careers by a 10-y/o having a temper tantrum & this is what they do? You must be either a complete idiot, related (inbreeding anyone?) or one of these 2-buffoons (so-called: Cops) CPeter! Go back to your cave & please don't breed.
lol

United States

#15 Apr 3, 2010
Was the kid black? If so, no harm done!

“Noise”

Since: Jan 08

Venice

#17 Apr 4, 2010
R-Smart wrote:
Where did these two officers get their training from, a comic book? There is little to no excuse for using a taser on a 10 yr. old child unless he/she had a gun.
When the day comes that two Police Officers cannot take a ten yr. old into custody without using a taser, then this world is in serious trouble.
I am anxious to see the end result of this serious matter.
I click on the link (bottom of story,seen video) The kid was "DRY-TASED" meaning no cartridge and small amount of voltage was used in a tap type motion . Rest assure if there was any physical contact sport, the parents would sue for soft tissue injury. If the officers allowed the kid to continue beating up the much smaller younger kids, those parents would have sued the day-care and police for failure to prevent further injury to their own kids . This was a no win situation for the officers.

I think most police cars carry a official blanket in the truck as SOP . Perhaps they could have thrown it over the kid.
R-Smart

United States

#18 Apr 4, 2010
Lisbeth wrote:
<quoted text>Your full of it, Mr., you post dumb comments , you make me throw up.
Well if you throw-up and choke,,,,don't blame me!!! Oh BTW if you go to the doctor, ask him how you could get a life, because you sure need one.
123MAN

United States

#19 Apr 4, 2010
cpeter1313 wrote:
It's also nice for the police chief to just hang these two out to dry without even holding the investigation yet. Way to instill loyalty!
The boy is 10 yrs. old!!!! If two Police Officers cannot take him into custody without using a taser, they need to take another job. The kid "DID NOT" have a gun. It was just him "A TEN YEAR OLD" against TWO POLICE OFFICERS!!!!!

If I were the Chief of Police, I seriously would consider firing them both because without having some VERY SERIOUS COMPLICATIONS and special circumstances they would be gone!!!

“Reality is better than truth.”

Since: Nov 09

Indianapolis

#21 Apr 4, 2010
If the kid had a gun, they would have been within their rights to shoot the little animal.

They took him into custody in the quickest and surest manner. The kid was not harmed. Get over it. This wasn't the first time they had been called out to this school for this kid. Clearly he has issues and does not respect any authority; a taser just might remind him there are consequences to acting insanely.

IF the kid could have just been stopped by physical force, you think the day care workers couldn't have done it themselves?
123MAN wrote:
<quoted text>
The boy is 10 yrs. old!!!! If two Police Officers cannot take him into custody without using a taser, they need to take another job. The kid "DID NOT" have a gun. It was just him "A TEN YEAR OLD" against TWO POLICE OFFICERS!!!!!
If I were the Chief of Police, I seriously would consider firing them both because without having some VERY SERIOUS COMPLICATIONS and special circumstances they would be gone!!!
R-Smart

United States

#22 Apr 4, 2010
cpeter1313 wrote:
If the kid had a gun, they would have been within their rights to shoot the little animal.
They took him into custody in the quickest and surest manner. The kid was not harmed. Get over it. This wasn't the first time they had been called out to this school for this kid. Clearly he has issues and does not respect any authority; a taser just might remind him there are consequences to acting insanely.
IF the kid could have just been stopped by physical force, you think the day care workers couldn't have done it themselves?
<quoted text>
When violence comes into play, the day care workers have to consider law suits and the like. It is safer for them to call the Police Dept. and let them handle it. Tasing is still in the exploratory stage and even today adults are dying from the effects of tasing low voltage or not. If the officers did not have a taser what would they have done, beat him to death with their batons or maybe they would have run! They were lame and poorly trained officers.

Since common sense seems to be absent here, maybe we need the U.S. Supreme Court to render a decision for them.

“Noise”

Since: Jan 08

Venice

#23 Apr 4, 2010
Jones C wrote:
If this would have happened in Los Angeles or Torrance, they would have pulled their gun and blown the kid away.
Later the cops would have stated the boy "reached into his belt"...(turned out to be a Hot Wheels car)
Then they would of course been "cleared of any wrong-doing..."
Lastly, Torrance residents would have posted many times... "Great Job -- TPD!!!"
Hee,hee Hey Jonesy! If YOU were that kid, would you prefer to be dragged out of that day-care by your hair or your ear ? Hee,hee Then again perhaps pepper spray may be more civilized in our civilized society with a uncivilized kid.

“Reality is better than truth.”

Since: Nov 09

Indianapolis

#24 Apr 4, 2010
Without the taser, they would have wrestled him to the ground, probably breaking an arm or worse.

Tasing is not in the exploratory stage--we've known the effects of electrical activity on the body for over a century.

The supreme court? For what? Ending a threat to other people?

Maybe they should have just lifted him up and dropped him on his head a few times. It obviously wouldn't have been a major injury.

When it comes down to it, if you have a child in that school and this animal hurt him, you wouldn't really care if the kid was tasered or not, as long as he couldn't hurt the kids anymore. Why should anyone put up with such behavior? Being ten doesn't give you a free pass to act out. Even his own parents obviously couldn't handle him, since he's in foster care.
R-Smart wrote:
<quoted text>
When violence comes into play, the day care workers have to consider law suits and the like. It is safer for them to call the Police Dept. and let them handle it. Tasing is still in the exploratory stage and even today adults are dying from the effects of tasing low voltage or not. If the officers did not have a taser what would they have done, beat him to death with their batons or maybe they would have run! They were lame and poorly trained officers.
Since common sense seems to be absent here, maybe we need the U.S. Supreme Court to render a decision for them.
realtor

United States

#25 Apr 16, 2010
cpeter1313 wrote:
It's also nice for the police chief to just hang these two out to dry without even holding the investigation yet. Way to instill loyalty!
What you fail to realize is that these officers have been taze crazy since they've been given the equipment. It's like a new toy to them. They don't have any regulations on how to use them or when to use them they just use them when they want. Don't be so quick to judge the actions of the chief until you've lived here and witnessed. There is police violence all over. You just rarely hear about it in the small town. I love this small town and it's a shame that we have yet another stigma to now overcome.
Shame on them ---- take away their doughnuts...

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