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Anthony Medlock says his ten-year-old daughter sometimes shows signs of having emotional issues. But that was before an Arkansas cop used his Taser gun on her. Now it’s no telling how she will turn out emotionally. The girl was throwing a tantrum at her mother’s house when

Arkansas police Taser 10-year-old girl


Anthony Medlock says his ten-year-old daughter sometimes shows signs of having emotional issues.

But that was before an Arkansas cop used his Taser gun on her.

Now it’s no telling how she will turn out emotionally.

The girl was throwing a tantrum at her mother’s house when the mother called police. The cop showed up and noticed the girl kicking and screaming.

Ozark police Officer Dustin Bradshaw claims the girl’s mother gave him permission to tase the girl. The officer then said the girl kicked in in the groin.

“He had no other choice. He had to get the child under control,” said Ozark police Chief Jim Noggle.

Noggle said the officer shocked the girl for about a second.

Ozark police said it is their policy to use a Taser on someone who is a threat to others, no matter their age.

Noggle said simply restraining the child could be harmful.

“Well, if he tried to restrain her, he might hurt her by restraining her. If you grab somebody, you can slip an arm out of joint. They can slip from you and fall on the ground,” Noggle said.

But the girl’s father is infuriated.

“I would like to say Ozark police Tased this little girl right here. Ten years old and [they] shot electricity through her body, and I want to know how the heck in God’s green earth can they get away with this,” said the girl’s father, Anthony Medlock.

“If you can’t pick the kid up and take her to your car, handcuff her, then I don’t think you need to be an officer,” Medlock said.

About Carlos Miller

Carlos Miller is founder and publisher of Photography is Not a Crime, which began as a one-man blog in 2007 to document his trial after he was arrested for photographing police during a journalistic assignment. He is also the author of The Citizen Journalist's Photography Handbook, which can be purchased through Amazon.

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