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14 yr-old victim of police brutality
A 14-year-old boy Pennsylvania boy and his 19-year-old cousin were caught shoplifting in a Tulleytown, Pennsylvania Walmart. His mother says he was influenced by the older cousin and made a bad decision, like a lot of teenagers are prone to do. But what happened next has his mother, Marissa Sergeant, questioning the police version of events:
Authorities say after the teen's arrest, and before he was loaded into a police car, he took off running along Route 13 while handcuffed.

Bucks County District Attorney David Heckler tells NBC10 that police officers yelled warnings at the teen and fearing for his safety, they fired a stun gun to subdue him. The D.A. says the Taser struck the boy in the face and with his hands cuffed, the boy had no way to brace himself against falling face-first.

"That doesn't sound right. There's no way, if he was running from behind, that he would get hit with a taser in the front of his face," said Sargeant.

You can see an interview with Marissa Sergeant (including more graphic photos of her son) here.

Originally posted to Scout Finch on Wed Nov 20, 2013 at 01:10 PM PST.

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