Our plan, to track all incidents of taser torture against black folks....

Have you or a member of your family ever been tasered by the police? Was it reported in the newspaper, police report, or other news outlet? Write: TasedWhileBlack@gmail.com and tell us what happened. Want to make a donation to Tasered While Black? Write us at: TasedWhileBlack@gmail.com We will be glad to hear from you.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

15 Year Old Boy Tased By Police in Texas For Running Away

"Our policy says nobody under 11 or over 70 years of age can be tazed." More HERE

Hat Tip: It All Goes HERE for the link

Tasered - A 15-year old student was tasered by law enforcement at Whitesboro High School Monday morning. Police say it happened around 10:45 Monday morning when an officer went to the school to arrest the student on a juvenile authority warrant.

Police say the child was escorted out of the high school where the officer tried to pat him down and handcuff him, but the student broke away and ran. Police say the boy has a long history of bad behavior, and the officer warned the student that he would be tasered, but the boy kept running.

"We couldn't rule out that the juvenile didn't have a weapon. I’m not saying he did or anything like that, but when you have a juvenile flee like that from the police officer, it heightens your sense of security and well being and him refusing to follow instructions, we didn't know if he might turn around and pull a gun." Whitesboro Police Chief Scott Taylor said.

After being tasered, the boy was medically evaluated and then taken to the Juvenile Detention Center. More HERE

No comments: