Compassion is Strength
- Jul 5, 2011
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- New Mexico
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A federal judge on Monday released the police dashcam video that shows former Independence Police Officer Timothy N. Runnels using excessive force in arresting then-17-year-old Bryce Masters.During an arrest on Sept. 14, 2014, Runnels used a stun gun on Masters after a traffic stop and then dropped the handcuffed teen onto the pavement. Masters went into cardiac arrest that resulted in oxygen deprivation and brain damage.
The Truman High School senior nearly died, according to court testimony.
Runnels pleaded guilty and was sentenced last week to four years in federal prison for violating Masters’ civil rights. The dashcam video was played in court during his sentencing hearing.
Clearly the cop was afraid for his safety. :roll:
Read more here: Teen nearly dies after being tased for 20 seconds | The Kansas City Star