It’s bad enough the man had a seizure, they had to taser him too?
Police Taser Man Having Seizure
These stories of police abusing their power are getting out of hand.
According to Raw Story:
A Pennsylvania man said police shocked him with a Taser stun gun while he was receiving medical attention in an ambulance for an apparent seizure.
Darren Scott, of Upland, was jailed on $100,000 bond on charges including aggravated assault of a law enforcement officer and resisting arrest following the March 12 incident, reported The Philadelphia Inquirer.
Police said the 48-year-old Scott was “extremely combative,” kicked a paramedic, and grabbed and pushed a police officer, who said he believed the patient was under the influence of narcotics.
But Scott’s attorney said his client had smoked only a small amount of marijuana the night before.
An employee of Two Js Sandwich Shop told police she was waiting on Scott when she noticed his eyes roll back into his head, so she grabbed his clothes to steady him and keep him from falling.
Emergency crews were called, and Scott was placed on a stretcher and taken to an ambulance over his protests.
Both police and prosecutors are investigating the incident.
“We look at it from the perspective of what a reasonable police officer would do,” said District Attorney Jack Whelan, adding that the officer did not use the Taser until Scott kicked the paramedic in the chest.
But Scott’s attorney said his client should never have been jailed.
“You have a seizure and end up with a criminal case. How does that happen?” Latoison said.