Dustin Bradshaw Fired for Tasering 10-year-old w/o Using a Camera
Arkansas police officer Dustin Bradshaw was fired for using a stun gun on a 10-year-old girl. Dustin Bradshaw was fired not for using the taser gun, but for using it without a camera attached. Bradshaw was suspended for a week with pay but his employment was terminated last Friday.
Mother of the 10-year-old called the police when she refused to take a shower.
In the police report, Bradshaw wrote the girls was "violently kicking and verbally combative", and he delivered "a very brief drive stun to her back" because "her mother told me to tase her if I needed to."
The mother defended Dustin Bradshaw's action saying: "If my child had been truly tased, I'd be the first person asking for the officer involved to be terminated and charged. However, that is not what occurred."
According to King, when Sheriff Bradshaw arrived at her home in Arkansas earlier this month, he was kicked in the groin area by her daughter and used the Taser as a stun gun for around a second to stop the child from hurting herself.
The 'stun mode' is intended to cause pain without incapacitating the person; no electrical current is discharged which voluntarily disrupt the control of the muscles.