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Cop Tasers 10-Year-Old Boy After Refusing To Clean His Patrol Car

KHQ.COM: A ten-year-old boy was tasered by a police officer with 50,000 volts of electricity on a school playground after refusing to clean the officer's car.

According to the complaint filed in court the officer was at Tularosa New Mexico Intermediate School for a career day. The boy was playing on the playground with a group of friends when officer Webb asked the boys who would like to clean his patrol car. A number of the boys volunteered, except for the victim who jokingly said he wouldn't.

The officer responded to the boy's sarcastic remark by saying, "Let me show you what happens to people who do not listen to the police." He then tasered the boy, who weighs less than 100 pounds, in the chest causing him to black out.

When the boy came to, instead of calling for emergency medical assistance, he took the boy to the principal's office. The boy, was left with scars resembling cigarette burns and has since been suffering from PTSD, often waking up in the middle of the night grabbing his chest, fearful of never waking up again.

The incident happened on May 4, 2012 but now the New Mexico Department of Public Safety and Police Officer Chris Webb are being sued by the boys guardian, Rachel Higgins.

Higgins is seeking punitive damages for the 10-year-old for battery, failure to render emergency medical care, excessive force, unreasonable seizure and negligent hiring, training, supervision and retention.

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This story was filed and written by KHQ's Nichole Mischke. Email her at Nichole.Mischke@gmail.com.

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