Police Say Tasering 8-Year-Old Native American Girl Was Justified


Publisher:  Counter Current News
Date Written:  09/12/2014
Year Published:  2014  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX19746

The mother of an 8-year-old Native American girl is suing police who maintain that they were justified in using a taser on the child. The family lives in Pierre, South Dakota and belong to the Rosebud Sioux community. Four police officers decided that this young girl who had a small paring knife was "a danger to herself," requiring them to taser her.

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