A Mississippi officer was terminated after dashcam footage showed him with excessive force on a suspect.
(Meridian Police Department)
A Mississippi police officer was fired after shocking dashcam footage showed him using a stun gun on a beaten man.
Officers from the highest Section of the Police chased a suspect is used in a theft from Walmart of the retailer’s parking lot on Highway 19 July 16, ABC News reported.
Mississippi police officer terminated for use of excessive force following disturbing dashcam video shows him with a stun gun on a handcuffed suspect, then there is a danger the suspect a second time while he was on his knees. https://t.co/2utgFDAXei pic.twitter.com/YL80Lou1I4
— ABC News (@ABC) July 27, 2018
Dashcam footage later released by police shows the pull-over and an officer walk to the car and open the driver’s door. The suspect, who has not been identified, exit the vehicle, and is fascinated when more police cars arrive.
An officer identified as Daniel Starks is to appear to the defendant at the bus and later with his forearm against the man’s neck.
WTOK reported Starks and the suspect “exchanged a few words” before the officer pulled out a stun gun and shocked that the suspect in the shoulder, causing the suspect to fall to the ground.
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A few officers are then seen trying to lift the suspect when Starks appears to be the stun gun again and leave it to the defendant, which is then placed in a police cruiser.
Meridian police chief Benny Dubose told WTOK the department has a ‘zero tolerance’ for any use of excessive force.”
“It’s not something that I am proud of, that connect to the police department,” Dubose said. “In no case. I know that it’s going to get a lot of feedback and a lot of negative feedback.”
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Starks was previously suspended without pay, but on Monday, he was issued a final notice of termination, which went into effect Wednesday.
It was not immediately clear whether the suspect is accused of a crime after the police or if he was injured in the incident.
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