TEENAGER WITH A BROKEN BACK TASERED 19 TIMES FOR HIS OWN SAFETY
Doctors believe 16-year-old Mace Hutchinson broke his back and heel after falling from an overpass. The boy’s family does not understand why police would have tasered the boy up to 19 times after he was injured. Use of the taser delayed surgery by two days.
Ozark Police Capt. Thomas Rousset explained why the taser was used. Rousset said, "He refused to comply with the officers and so the officers had to deploy their Tasers in order to subdue him. He is making incoherent statements; he’s also making statements such as, ‘Shoot cops, kill cops,’ things like that. So there was cause for concern to the officers."
This video is from KY3 News, broadcast July 24, 2008.