More on the Rolando Ruiz tasered in neck while hands on hood incident.
(Previous post: Man Tasered in neck for no apparent reason. [LINK] )
Mr. Ruiz was tasered in the neck while his hands were clearly shown to be firmly on the patrol car hood. This incident occurred on April 30, 2009, near the Minneapolis Second Precinct off Central Avenue.
What I noticed is the clock:
Hopefully soon-to-former [see update just below] Officer Todd Lappegaard [LINK] applies the taser to Mr. Ruiz's neck at 22:52:18 and holds it there while Mr. Ruiz falls to the ground screaming in agony. It continues until at least 22:52:31 when the released video terminates.
That's at least 13 seconds of taser torture. For no apparent reason.
UPDATE2 "15 seconds" See [LINK]
UPDATE (WCCO) - The FBI will be reviewing dash cam video of a Minneapolis police officer using a taser on a man as a possible civil rights violation, according to a statement released by the Minneapolis police chief Tuesday evening. Chief Tim Dolan said the Minneapolis City Attorney will also review the case for possible criminal charges against the officer. [LINK]
Video available at [LINK].
See also Jonathan Turley [LINK].
Fair Use screen capture
It been a while since the 'Getting it Right' blog [LINK] has nominated a Taser Nazi of the Week [LINK], but I can guess who will be in the running...
UPDATE: And the winner is: [LINK]
PS: Minneapolis? That's Kroll's neck of the woods, isn't it? And other known minions. I wonder if they feel any embarrassment at all? Any? Hello?
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