DEPUTIES USE STUN GUN ON GIRL WHO STRUCK THEM

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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.

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