The Bunny Bacchus (mr_wombat) wrote,
The Bunny Bacchus

Remember that story about the campus police officer who tasered a student in the ass? well I'm not sure why I find the story so interesting but I've been keeping tabs on it (possibly because some of you mentioned waiting to see how the story would develop) and it doesn't get any prettier. He once tried to strangle a fratboy with a nightstick, shot a mentally ill homeless man who was in a campus toilet (he lived but it prompted the UCLA to invest $22,000 in tasers) and was *fired* by the long beach PD (or never really worked there depending on the version of the story). For all of that though, he was named the 2001 UCLA officer of the year.

Needless to say, there isn't any kind of history on the student coming out, nor a detailed description of events *before* the video was taken and plenty of idiot outrage about how his ID was *demanded* by the officers. Now I'll grant you that being a bollocks isn't a repeated tasering offence in my book (as I've said before, if it were there'd be three students left in the world with bladder control) but I don't buy the notion that he's an entirely innocent party in all this either.

The one of the stranger bits of the tale however is that what the officer did was in compliance with campus policy

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