November 18, 2009
Little Rock, AR (The Weekly Vice) - Officer Dustin Bradshaw, an Arkansas police officer used a Taser on a 10-year-old girl at the mother’s request after the little girl refused to take a shower and resisted arrest.
According to authorities, Officer Bradshaw was called to the residence for a domestic disturbance. When he arrived at the scene, the little girl was curled up on the floor screaming and throwing a fit, refusing to obey her mother.
When Bradshaw tried to take the little girl into custody, she was violently kicking and verbally abusive.
The girl’s mother gave him permission to tase her if needed. When the girl kicked him in the groin he did exactly that – delivering a very brief drive stun to her back, according to investigators.
The girl got up after a few seconds unharmed and was handcuffed and carried to Bradshaw’s patrol car.
Bradshaw will not be disciplined for tasing the child. Police Chief Jim Noggle states that he did so to protect the child, because her arms and legs could have been accidentally broken if Bradshaw tried to put her in handcuffs.
The girl’s father, Anthony Medlock, stated that the girl had emotional problems and did not deserve to be treated like an animal and tased. She had no weapon other then her tiny 10-year-old feet. Medlock is divorced from the girl's mother and does not have custody.
The little girl was taken to the Western Arkansas Youth Shelter in Cecil on charges of disorderly conduct as a juvenile
The Weekly Vice Opinion:
I have seen adults get tased and it is absolutely horrifying! I can only image how disturbing the site of a 10-year-old girl rolling around as she is being electrocuted is!
I can’t believe the mother gave this officer permission to do so! What was that officer thinking? I know being kicked in the groin hurts a man but talk about losing control of the situation!
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