The officer who shot this young man, in the radio transmissions, said he was defending HIMSELF, not another officer. He was on scene somewhere in the range of 70 seconds, yet other officers had been there 14 minutes and radioed it was under control. There's no escaping that this was a 90-pound individual with somewhere in the range of five officers on the scene. I find it hard to fathom that the Taser was even necessary. Every time inappropriate force by officers is covered up, it just leads to greater and greater abuses. There are a whole lot of kids at South Brunswick who knew this kid. I'm sure they know how capable this kid was of escaping the control of 5 trained police officers.
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