DEPUTIES USE STUN GUN ON GIRL WHO STRUCK THEM
The Hamilton County (Ohio) Sheriff ’s Office confirmed that a stun gun was used on a girl during a confrontation with deputies at a skating rink Saturday.
In a statement released Monday, the sheriff ’s office said two deputies were working security under contract at The Skatin’ Place.
The deputies reported that the girl had been told to leave the business several times by staff. The deputies also asked her to leave, according to the release.
“Using extremely disrespectful language, she vehemently refused to comply,” the sheriff ’s office said.
According to the release, the deputies then tried to escort her from the business.
“She struck a deputy twice in the face, and proceeded to continue to kick both Deputies,” the release said.
During the confrontation, the deputies reported they used the “stun” function of their Taser on the back of the girl’s leg to “gain her compliance.” Officials said using the stun function does not fire barbs from the Taser and is a less severe level of force than firing the device.