A Maryville teen was tased and beaten by police after stopping to tie his shoe on a Missouri Highway Patrol trooper's lawn. The parents of a teenager with autism who was shot multiple times with a Taser after he stopped to tie his shoe on the lawn of a Missouri Highway Patrol trooper have lost their lawsuit against the city of Maryville, Missouri, and two police officers. The parents had sued for wrongful detention and excessive use of force.
WATCH: Video released to the public shows a former Missouri police officer tasering a year-old teenager in September after a routine traffic stop. Disturbing dashcam video released by a U. Federal judge Monday shows a Missouri police officer tasering a teenager for so long that he went into cardiac arrest and suffered brain damage.
By Chris Pleasance For Dailymail. This is the appalling moment a cop electrocuted a year-old boy for so long he went into cardiac arrest and almost died, captured from the teen's point of view. The disturbing footage was shot by Bryce Masters back in after he was pulled over by former Missouri police officer Timothy Runnels, who then shot him in the chest with a Taser for 23 seconds.
Attorney Tammy Dickinson of the Western District of Missouri announced that former Independence, Missouri, Police Officer Timothy Runnels was sentenced to 4 years in prison for violating the constitutional rights of a minor who was in his custody. As part of his guilty plea, Runnels admitted that while he was employed as an officer of the Independence Police Department, he deprived the minor of his civil rights by deliberately dropping the minor face first onto the ground while the minor was restrained and not posing a threat to Runnels or others. According to the court filings, Runnels also admitted that his actions resulted in bodily injury to the minor.
The video evidence against the former officer depicted Masters being pulled over and Runnels ordering him to roll down his passenger side window. When the year-old asked if he was under arrest, the officer told him, " I'm going to pull you out, if you don't come out. Runnels proceeded to drag Masters out of his car by his legs, leading to a struggle.
A Maryville teen was tased and beaten by police after stopping to tie his shoe on a Missouri Highway Patrol trooper's lawn. A lawsuit over the confrontation has been given the go-ahead to move forward. A federal judge has given the go-ahead to a lawsuit filed by the parents of an autistic teenager who was shot multiple times with a Taser after he stopped to tie his shoe on the lawn of a Missouri Highway Patrol trooper.
A former Missouri police officer who deployed a stun gun on a teen until the boy suffered a cardiac arrest was sentenced Wednesday to four years in prison, officials said. Timothy Runnels pleaded guilty last fall to violating the constitutional rights of thenyear-old Bryce Masters during the September traffic stop in the Kansas City suburb of Independence, according to the U. Department of Justice.
Independence, Missouri - Video released on Monday shows a new view of the moment a police officer used a taser on a teenager. Timothy Runnels was sentenced to four years behind bars for the tasing arrest that put teen Bryce Masters in a coma. Runnels stated he ordered Masters to get out of his car several times, but he refused during his arrest in September This picture of Masters in the hospital following the arrest that was also just released as part of a larger release of documents related to the investigation:.
Bryce Masters was 17 years old when a police officer tased him for 23 seconds. His heart stopped for almost eight minutes. His life will never be the same.
Bryce Masters is repeatedly heard on the dashcam video asking why the officer had stopped him and whether he was under arrest. According to court documents, former Officer Timothy Runnels had his Taser gun deployed for about 20 seconds, the equivalent of four discharges of the stun gun. The officer is then seen handcuffing the limp teen, dragging him, and dropping Masters face first onto the pavement.