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Tasered Girl: Charges Dropped Against 11-Year-Old Hit With Stun Gun

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Taser X26 ECD (Electronic Control Device). (Martin Brayley/Dreamstime)

Thursday, 09 August 2018 12:33 PM

A tasered girl in Ohio won't face charges after a police officer, who suspected the 11-year-old of shoplifting from a supermarket, shocked her with a stun gun.

Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley said Wednesday night that stunning the girl who "posed no danger to the police" was wrong.

The encounter happened Monday night at a Kroger in the city. Police say the officer suspected the girl was using a backpack to shoplift when he approached her. They say the girl resisted and tried to flee before she was shocked with a stun gun.

The girl was taken to a hospital and released to a guardian.

She initially was charged with theft and obstruction of justice, but the mayor says he asked the prosecutor to drop the charges.

An investigation is underway.

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A tasered girl in Ohio won't face charges after a police officer, who suspected the 11-year-old of shoplifting from a supermarket, shocked her with a stun gun.
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