But the appeals court wasn't having it.
Three deputies were placed on leave after the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office received the video.
Rhode Island is one of only two states that still prohibit civilian stun gun and Taser ownership.
"I don't think that I deserve to pay $80 for something that is fixable — and I can fix it, if that's all you want me to do."
The Chattanooga Police Department is at the center of another excessive force lawsuit.
It's pretty obvious that the 4'8" William Colon didn't pose a serious threat to any of the 8 cops on-scene.
Cops were greeted by a calm scene, but the situation quickly erupted into chaos.
Cincinnati Cop Tased 11-Year Old Girl, Told Her 'This Is Why There Aren't Any Grocery Stores in the Black Community'
The girl was in tears as firefighters removed taser barbs from her body.
The 87-year-old woman was cutting dandelions with a kitchen knife.
The tasing of an 11-year-old girl highlights a police department's policies.
"Oh come on, bruh. You're really going to tase him? He was sitting down. That's crazy. That's why I record everything."
In one surveillance video, the victim is tased four times for a total of 50 seconds.
Lack of stun guns meets the typically poor handling of people having mental health crises.
Even though she was surrounded by police officers who could have subdued her, the girl was tased for resisting arrest.
Among the recommendations removed from the final report, a ban on police using Tasers on unarmed people.
Sheketha Holman was tased while in her wheelchair after video recording officers arresting her daughter. She claims she was tased again while handcuffed.
Are Miranda warnings valid if a person is experiencing dementia?
The 4th Circuit rules that police should tase people only when they pose "an immediate safety risk."
Give an officer a Taser, and he or she will find reasons to use it.
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If you don't want to talk to the police, they think that's sufficient reason to cause your death.
The Schenectady Police Department is investigating the incident, though the police chief says the officers' use of force was justified.
I hope he learned his lesson. About helping people. And protecting himself.
Yelling, hitting, Tasers, the whole deal
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