Police Department Shut Down; Officer Accused Of Using Taser On 9-Year-Old Boy

Dec 8, 2004
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Mount Sterling Police Department Shut Down; Officer Accused Of Using Taser On 9-Year-Old Boy

A small-town Ohio police department was shut down Friday after a cop allegedly used a taser on a 9-year-old boy, and the police chief kept quiet about it.

Details about the taser incident on Tuesday are few, but the Coshocton Tribune reported that the officer had been called to a Mount Sterling apartment where a child was refusing to go to school.

At some point, the visit became hostile and the part-time officer allegedly used a taser to subdue the boy. The police chief is accused of hiding the incident from village leaders.

City officials suspended Mount Sterling Police Chief Mike McCoy for three days, leaving the village without a police department. Meanwhile, the office's computers and weapons were seized, and state investigators are probing the incident,
10-TV reported.

The county sheriff's office will take over police operations in the area until city officials determine what to do next.

The closure isn't the first for the Mount Sterling police force. The village laid off all its officers except for the chief in September due to budget cuts, the station reported.

It's yet unclear when the department will be reformed.

Mount Sterling had a population of just under 2,000 in 2010, according to Census data.



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BIV

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The police chief is accused of hiding the incident from village leaders
"whaa"

*checks calendar* Yeah, it's still 2012.
 

d0uche_n0zzle

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Some Villages are Incorporated so they can act like mini-Nazi's.
 
Dec 8, 2004
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Well the village fire department and the beach department apparently don't get a long... even though they are actually in the same town.
 

BIV

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If you live in a village you should not be allowed to have tasers. You should have to use a musket and say things like "verily."
 

gleet

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"It Takes a Village to Tase a Child"
 

JoeyDVDZ

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Did M. Night have anything to do with this place being called a village? Do they have tribal elders? Yeesh. I want my 21st century back.
 

THE FEZ MAN

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Zap those lil fuckers
 

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zap that little shit head, fuck him and fuck his parents
 

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A city of 2000 has no business having more then one police officer if any. The Sheriff's Department should be patrolling a town that sized.
 

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A city of 2000 has no business having more then one police officer if any. The Sheriff's Department should be patrolling a town that sized.
I live in a town of 10,000 people that has 16 officers (throughout all the ranks), which always seemed excessive. I think they have three officers on duty at all times.

Although the town couldn't easily be patrolled by the Sheriff... we live in a rural area with minimal population (the county is 4,000 square miles with only 135k people), so the Sheriff's office is spread pretty thin.

We did have one town up here that lost it's entire police force of three or four officers because the Chief was caught buying firearms with department funds and then selling them on the black market.
 
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Little suburb here called Parker, TX that has roughly 1900 people, and like 15 fund-raisers who cruise around in $100k Tahoes. That's honestly par for the course in this area to be honest, if that gives you any idea why I have the opinion of police I do.
 

mikeybot

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So how many 9 year olds could you beat up if you had a taser?
 

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This douche bag has to be getting SOOOOO much shit from his friends for needing to pull a taser on a 9 year old instead of handling it like a man.
 

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I suppose it's better than what the village people would do to a 9 year old.
 

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Shoulda zapped the parent who called police over this bullshit.