Deputies shock ‘errant’ 10-year-old with Taser
PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) – Authorities say an “out of control” 10-year-old boy was shocked with a Taser and arrested by sheriff’s deputies in Pueblo West.
Sheriff Kirk Taylor said Thursday that the two deputies involved acted appropriately.
Sheriff’s officials say the boy was not hurt when deputies took action Monday after arriving at his home, where he was reportedly destroying property and threatening his foster father with a 2-foot-long pipe and a stick.
Sheriff’s officials say a deputy used the Taser after the boy allegedly ignored commands to drop the pipe.
The boy was booked into Pueblo Youth Center on suspicion of menacing with a deadly weapon.
Taylor says his office doesn’t plan to change its Taser policy, which discourages using a Taser on young children, except in “the most extreme situations.”
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