Police Caught On Video Using Taser On Restrained Teen

Police Caught On Video Using Taser On Restrained Teen

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Three Cheatham County, Tennessee, sheriff's deputies were caught on video repeatedly shocking an 18-year-old detainee with a Taser.

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Jordan Norris, the detainee, was strapped to a chair and repeatedly zapped for close to a full minute while the three men held him down.

"I'll keep doing it until I run out of batteries," one of the three can be heard telling the boy, who was being detained on charges of felony manufacturing/possession of marijuana for resale, possession of drug paraphernalia, theft under $500 and five counts of possession of a prohibited weapon.

When released on bond from his cell, the boy's stepfather counted over 40 burns on his body.

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Norris and family have filed suit against the Cheatham County Sheriff's Department for excessive force.

“Plaintiff continues to suffer injury from the Taser uses and uses of physical restraint described above, including but not limited to scarring on his skin, seizures, nerve problems in his hands, mental anguish, panic attacks, memory problems, and back pain,” the suit reads.

The three deputies in the video have been placed on administrative leave.  

In a statement to the Huffington Post, Sheriff Mike Breedlove said that "any inappropriate behavior that may have violated an individual's rights will not be tolerated." 

The suit will be heard by a jury this fall.


H/T: Huffington PostThe Tennessean

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