Originally Posted by HUnewearl_Meira
I don't know all of the facts here, but just from that, it sounds like a clear case of misconduct on the officer's part.
Frankly, any use of a taser on an unarmed person is misconduct imo.
Seriously? There was absolutely no risk of significant (by which I mean, more than bruises/scrapes) to the officer. He could have gotten hurt worse tripping on a sidewalk.
That officer needs to be fired. Period. I just think that that was that egregious.
As far as I'm concerned, a taser is just an alternative to deadly force-it shouldn't be used for anything less than situations in which either an officer or bystander is at risk of serious (Read:Ambulance, emergency surgery, long recovery, etc) injury. Especially when you consider that there is a chance (albeit a low one) of inducing fibrillation.