Friday, February 15, 2008

Armed with a fly swatter

All it takes to get Tasered these days is "cursing and carrying a fly swatter".

Tedral Thompson claims seven Woodland police officers burst into his home with a search warrant, refused to let his wife put on a blouse – and then stunned him with three Taser guns.

Yolo County court records say only one officer fired a stun gun to protect a colleague, and that it happened as Thompson came at him cursing and carrying a fly swatter.

Of course, the disclaimer from the cops who are rallying around each other:

Woodland Police Lt. Charlie Wilts, however, said the department did nothing wrong.

"Our position is we didn't do anything illegal or inappropriate," he said, declining to comment on the details of the case.

Via The Agitator.

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