(by Steven Elbow )
You’d think the offense would be punishment enough.
A Madison police officer was issued a letter of reprimand this month for zapping the officer’s own hand with a Taser, inadvertently sending a massive jolt of electricity through the officer’s body, police disclosed today.
The incident happened on July 31 when the officer, whose name and gender were not disclosed, discharged the non-lethal weapon during a checkout procedure. According to a summary of the investigation issued by Lt. Kristen Roman of the Professional Standards and Internal Affairs office, officers are required to make sure that no air cartridge is loaded before testing the Taser gun, which is done at the start of each shift.
The air cartridge is what forces prongs out from the Taser. When the prongs strike a target, electricity surges through them along attached wires.
The officer’s hand was injured in the incident, police spokesman Joel DeSpain said today.
The Madison Police Department regularly releases reports when officers are reprimanded, but to protect the privacy and reputations of the officers involved, often leaves the officers unnamed.
According to the summary, which was dated Nov. 1, the failure to ensure that the air cartridge was not loaded was a violation of Madison Police Department policy regarding the check-out procedure and constituted a disregard for safety.
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Suspect was bored, on drugs, he says
November 13, 2007
A 16-year-old Wyandotte boy said he wasn’t trying to steal any money when he broke into a bank early Sunday morning, smashed an ATM and wreaked several thousand dollars worth of damage.
But he did make a deposit.
The boy was arrested around 3:40 a.m. Sunday inside the Monroe Bank & Trust, 467 Euclid in Wyandotte. Responding officers found a disturbing scene.
Police said the boy, who already had a pending juvenile court charge of being a minor in possession of alcohol, used a hammer and screwdriver to chisel a cement block from under the ATM machine outside the bank. Then he used a chunk of the concrete to destroy the facing of the ATM. Police said he did not get any money.
The youth also smashed open the rear door of the bank, tried to break into two night security boxes and then made his way to the bank’s second floor, according to a police report filed in juvenile court. There he took off most of his clothing, sat on the railing over the lobby and defecated on the floor below, the report said.
In custody, the boy told officers he was bored and had taken four Xanax pills beforehand. He also tested positive for marijuana when he was admitted to the Wayne County Juvenile Detention Facility.
The youth is being held on $7,500 bond pending a Dec. 6 pretrial hearing in Wayne County juvenile court.
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