Police Taser 11-Year-Old Girl for Stealing From Supermarket

Police Taser 11-Year-Old Girl for Stealing From Supermarket

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The Cincinnati police has tasered an 11-year-old girl after they say she was stealing from a Kroger supermarket.

According to AP News, the officer suspected the girl was using a backpack to shoplift when he approached her. Police say the girl resisted and fled before she was hit with the stun gun. The girl was taken to the children’s hospital and released to a guardian.

The department’s policy says tasers can be used on people who are at least 7-years-old. The 11-year-old has been charged with theft and obstruction of justice.

A “complete investigation” has been opened by Cincinnati Police Chief Eliot Isaac.

Written by Clarke Jones

Source: AP News

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