Cop Tases 10-Year-Old Girl
Arkansas mother suggested stun gun treatment for unruly daughterNOVEMBER 18--An Arkansas cop tasered an unruly 10-year-old girl after her mother called police to report that the child was crying, screaming, and refusing to go to bed. The tased girl, Kiara Medlock, is about 65 pounds and 4' 6", according to her father. Anthony Medlock, a truck driver who does not live with the fifth grader and her mother, provided the recent photo of his daughter. According to the Ozark Police Department report, when Officer Dustin Bradshaw arrived at the residence last Thursday, he found the girl "screaming, kicking, and resisting every time her mother tried to touch her." Bradshaw added that, "Her mother told me to tase her if I needed to." After Kiara continued to refuse her mother's instructions, the cop concluded that "there was not going to be a peaceful resolution of the issue." Bradshaw warned the girl that she was "going to jail," but the child continued kicking and crying and resisted his attempt to handcuff her. During the tussle, Kiara "struck me with her legs and feet in the groin, reported Bradshaw, who countered with a brief "stun to her back" with his Taser. The child, not surprisingly, "immediately stopped resisting and was placed into handcuffs. She would not walk on her own and I had to carry her to my police car." Kiara was then transported to a youth shelter, Western Arkansas Youth Shelter in Cecil.
Ozark Police Chief Jim Noggle placed Bradshaw on a seven-day
administrative leave after officials discovered he had failed to turn
on the camera attached to the electronic stun gun. Bradshaw also didn’t
have the lapel microphone attached to his uniform turned on during the
incident, the mayor said. Meanwhile, the officer has been suspended with pay for seven days.
The FBI is investigating.