The cop who fired the taser should be indicted, arrested, and convicted of felony manslaughter.
This is outrageous!
MINNEAPOLIS, Kan. ***WARNING: THE VIDEO ABOVE MAY BE DIFFICULT TO WATCH***
Newly-released body-camera video captures the scene from March in which an undersheriff with the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office tased a 91-year-old man with Alzheimer’s at a Minneapolis nursing home because the man wouldn’t get in a car to go to the doctor.
We first told you about the incident after it happened in March. The Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office has had it under investigation.
The original report from the incident is that the 91-year-old man was violent. But those who spoke with Eyewitness News Thursday after watching the video say they don’t see it that way.
The entire video lasts 28 minutes; from the time officers arrive until after the man is is tased and he’s taken out on a stretcher.
The video shows the man repeatedly refusing to leave for his doctor’s visit, batting officers’ hands away when they try to help him up, and in the end, making a run for it.
That’s when we see an undersheriff tase him.
The 91-year-old man’s family has asked us to protect his identity in the video. They say the handcuffs broke his wrist and they believe this incident weakened his heart and led to his death two months later.