Did he do it or not? That is the question to be answered in a small community of Oakwood, Texas in Leon County. The report states the mother-in-law noticed marks on her daughter and then reported it which spurred an investigation. The officer was then discharged.
Michael Lowe a criminal defense lawyer in Dallas writes the following:
“What is known with certainty is not only do Tasers work -- the target is instantly stopped in their tracks by the electric shock -- but they are very, very painful. Some police officials have described the intensity of the pain as so severe that it constitutes cruel and unusual punishment (which we all know is unconstitutional).
In most jurisdictions, before a police officer is allowed to use a Taser, he is required to be targeted with one under the theory that he will be less likely to abuse the weapon once he understands how devestating (sic) the shock can be.
One wonders if Chief Ivy was ever Tasered before he was issued one of the electroshock guns by the county. If not, perhaps his wife would volunteer for the job.”
Ooooo Mike, that’s not nice.
The news sources reporting about this former police officer’s past create questions about why cities and towns make Tasers a part of the standard weapons to be used on its own citizens. In this case Fox indicates his past included short employment stays, an alleged suit for domestic issues and the charges finally dropped due to the victim allegedly failing to appear in court for over two months. Oh wait I almost forgot this is Texas. Watch and you be the judge.
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