(There's a video to go with it. I suggest watching it.)
Ok, so we've had two or three incidents come to ZHQ where cops alledgedly abused their tazers (I know it happens, sure, but the ones I've seen here I've had to side with the cop, personally). But this one's a little something different.
A sheriff's deputy in Florida is accused of tipping 32-year-old Brian Sterner out of his wheelchair and searching him on the floor. He had been brought in on a charge of fleeing and attempting to elude a police officer after a traffic violation.
So what do you think needs to happen to the deputy involved? I believe what they said in the video is that she's on leave without pay, and three supervisors are on leave with pay for not reporting the incident. She has also been charged with one count of felony abuse of a disabled person, but she was released after posting $3,500 bail. Should the punishment be worse? What about for her supervisors? Or the people standing around and doing nothing?