Cop Watch

Wednesday, February 09, 2005

Cop's Taser puts boy in cardiac arrest

A 14-year-old boy went into cardiac arrest after police used a stun gun to subdue him, authorities said Tuesday.

He did not have a weapon and was not believed to be under the influence of drugs, Harris said. By the time police arrived, the boy had calmed down, Harris claimed. Still, he refused treatment for a severe cut to his hand, which was bleeding.

"It was my understanding he was just sitting there,'' Harris said. "But he didn't want anybody to touch him.''