March 05, 2013
The Arkansas Court of Appeals says a police officer was right to handcuff a minor and use his Taser gun on him repeatedly, even though the underage suspect was determined to have not committed any crime before the cops arrived.
The juvenile, named in court reports as simply “R.R.” and described as “a tall young man,” was appealing the charge of refusal to submit to an arrest. The reason, his counsel claimed, was that there were no grounds to arrest him.
The three-judge appeals panel agreed that law enforcement officials did act properly during a recent arrest, even if it meant using arguably excessive force on an underage suspect.