Photo credit: CeaA New Mexico police officer is accused of Tasering a 10-year-old boy because he wouldn’t wash his patrol car.
Courthouse News Service reports Motor Transportation Police Officer Chris Webb is being sued for allegedly using the weapon on the boy during a May 4 “career day” at Tularosa Intermediate School.
The complaint reportedly states that Webb asked a group of boys during the school’s career day who would like to wash his patrol car. All the boys responded they would, except when the 10-year-old identified as R.D. jokingly said he wouldn’t.
That’s when, the complaint states, Webb shot R.D. with his Taser.
“Defendant Webb responded by pointing his Taser at R.D. and saying, ‘Let me show you what happens to people who do not listen to the police,’” the complaint says, according to Courthouse News Service. “Both barbs penetrated the boy’s shirt, causing the device to deliver 50,000 volts into the boy’s body.”
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