The Merced, CA Police Department's Internal Affairs Division is investigating a complaint alleging that an officer twice used a taser against an unarmed, wheelchair-bound man with no legs. The incident occurred Sept. 11. The man who was tasered, 40-year-old Gregory Williams, a double-leg amputee, spent six days in jail on suspicion of domestic violence and resisting arrest, although the Merced County District Attorney's Office hasn't filed charges in the case. ...Williams, who was released from jail Friday, said he was violently manhandled and tasered by police, even though he claims he was never physically aggressive toward the officers or resisted arrest. ...A handful of residents who live in Williams' apartment complex claim they witnessed the incident and support Williams' charges. ... [LINK] [MORE]
It'll be interesting to see the ultimate outcome in this case of taser-abuse of a black man driving a wheelchair, as compares to the outcome in the case of the taser-abuse of a white man driving an antique tractor. [LINK]
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