Cop Fired for Tasing Non-Resisting Citizen

07 Oct

Geez…Another bad cop. At least, unlike in some parts of the country the Police Force sin’t putting up with it – or trying to lie about it and cover it up…

Officer Fired After Tasing Suspect Who Wasn’t Resisting

A Tampa Bay area police officer has been fired following an internal investigation that revealed he used inappropriately used a stun gun on a suspect.

The Tampa Tribune ( ) reports Zephyrhills Officer Tim Claussen was fired Thursday. He had been on administrative leave since the Sept. 11, two days after he went to the suspect’s home to investigate a retail theft.

Police said a review of video from a camera on Claussen’s stun gun “clear shows the subject displaying no active physical resistance” toward the officer.

On Sept. 9, Lester Brown was tracked down by Claussen for allegedly shoplifting from a Bealls department store, a misdemeanor if Brown indeed committed the crime .  In his report, Claussen writes he deployed the taser because Brown wasn’t following instructions or showing both his hands.  The video shows Claussen lied. The police department said that Claussen had been investigated for excessive force in the past, but those claims were found to be unjustified.


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Posted by on October 7, 2015 in BlackLivesMatter


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