Cincinnati Police Officer Tases 11-Year-Old Girl In The Back For Shoplifting
A Cincinnati police chief said he’s “extremely concerned” that a police officer used a Taser to stun an 11-year-old girl.
Police Chief Eliot Isaac has opened an investigation on an incident involving an officer who tased a little girl suspected of stealing from a Kroger supermarket according to Cincinnati.com. The officer was working off-duty when he was investigating several young girls accused of stealing. He approached one of the girls but ignored him and started to walk away. At that moment, the officer struck the girl in the back with a Taser.
“We are extremely concerned when force is used by one of our officers on a child of this age,” Isaac said. “As a result, we will be taking a very thorough review of our policies as it relates to using force on juveniles as well as the propriety of the officer’s actions.”
Following the incident, the girl was arrested on charges of theft and obstructing official business. She was taken to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center for evaluation and released to a parent’s custody. She will appear in Hamilton County Juvenile Court as well, although a court date has not been announced yet.
The officer has been placed on restricted duty pending the outcome of the investigation.