CBC - An Edmonton police officer will face an internal disciplinary hearing related to an incident in 2002 in which he used a Taser stun gun repeatedly on a teenager who was passed out at the time. Alberta's Law Enforcement Review Board ordered Edmonton Police Chief Mike Boyd to charge Const. Mike Wasylyshen with using excessive force and insubordination. In its ruling, the board said Randy Fryingpan, then 16, was passed out drunk in the back seat of a broken-down car when the Taser was used on him. The board ruled there was no evidence to justify the use of the Taser. The board has also ordered Edmonton Police to bring in a officer from another police service to preside over the disciplinary hearing "in the interest of providing a fair hearing. ...
Previous post regarding same incident [LINK].
I assume this officer was "fully trained and qualified" in the proper use of the taser, presumably by a certified-by-Taser International "Master" taser trainer. And then he uses his handy-dandy taser as an alarm clock. And his supervisors didn't see anything wrong.
Even the most right-leaning law-and-order conservative should be outraged by this incident. And the fact that it has taken seven fricken' years to get the justice system back on track.
It really seems that at least some police officers view the taser as an excuse to 'go feral'.
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