Does becoming a police officer also come with a feeling of invincibility? It must.
Cheatham County, Tenn., sherrif’s deputies are at the center of a newly filed federal lawsuit after a disturbing video leaked of officers using excessive force on 18-year-old when he was taken into custody late 2016.
The lawsuit states that the officers excessively tasered Jordan Norris while he was restrained, leaving about 40 taser burns, while one officer appeared to mocked him.
Norris’ stepfather, William Chapman, initially sided with the police assuming that his stepson must have resisted until he saw the video footage that suggested the opposite, “I was actually giving the police benefit of the doubt over my own child because I was thinking he must have been fighting back, he must have been resisting,” Chapman said.
In the video, one officer can he heard saying, “I’ll keep doing that until i run out of batteries.” On a Facebook page that the officers report daily happenings that they consider “humorous,” mocked Norris and said that when he was initially arrested, he “peed a little.”
The sheriff is siding with the officers saying that the treatment was necessary because of Norris’ behavior.
Source: The Root