Officer not charged in Tasing incident

By Monica Whitsel, Associate Producer, The Morning Show, mwhitsel@wjxt.com
Associated Press
Published On: Jul 22 2014 06:29:17 AM EDT
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AUGUSTA, Ga. -

An Augusta sheriff's officer won't face charges after a child got a hold of his Taser.  

The Augusta Chronicle reports the child used the stun gun on another child.  The incident happened June 30 at the house of a friend of the Richmond County sheriff's deputy.  

Richmond County sheriff's officials say the deputy was disciplined for not properly caring for the Taser.  They were not able to charge him due to not enough evidence. 

According to authorities the deputy left the Taser on the bed at a friend's house.  He had been changing out of his uniform.  Investigators say the child found the Taser in the deputy's belt and removed it.  Authorities say the child discharged the stun gun and it struck the other child in the eye. 

Authorities say the deputy was not at the house when the incident happened, but the children had supervision.


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