Thursday, June 4, 2009

It's OK to Taser a suspect to get a 2nd DNA sample, after cops botch 1st one, NY judge rules

Thursday, June 04, 2009

The suspect, who was accused of a shooting and robbery, had given a sample earlier, but the department sent it to the wrong lab. He refused to give another mouth swab, so they Tasered him. (Shockingly, he agreed to give a sample after that.) The judge said that it's OK to use reasonable force to enforce a court order, though it's rare to use a Taser in these cases.

Thursday, June 04, 2009 at 09:00 AM in Police administration

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