Lansing, MI - Officer Ryan Smith has been suspended for two weeks, without pay, for violating policies. This is in connection with an incident where Smith tasered Rocky Allred after he had been subdued and was handcuffed. The taser hit caused Allred to fall and his face was injured, jaw broken, teeth chipped, stiches required. Charges against Allred were later dismissed. [LINK]
For those that think a two week suspension is not such a big deal, consider the legal jepordy that Officer Smith might find himself in. Perhaps Allred could launch a civil lawsuit against Smith for Civil Rights violations and injuries. We're talking way into six-figure territory (maybe nine-figures if Rocky is related to Gloria [LINK]).
The two week suspension without pay would be 'Exhibit A' in any such action.
Memo to police everywhere - The taser party is over.
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