This is the shocking moment a 14-year-old boy was Tasered to the ground by police.
Officers were called to an incident at a house in Bromford, Birmingham, at about 5:20pm yesterday, and one was filmed holding the child in a headlock as onlookers repeatedly shouted ‘get off him!’
The video then shows one of the two officers at the scene drawing his stun gun and firing it at the child, hitting him with around 50,000 volts of electricity.
The teenager, who is still in his school uniform, collapses to the grass and can be seen convulsing on the ground from the shock as onlookers scream ‘what are you doing?’
West Midlands Police said they were originally called to a ‘neighbour dispute’ and the boy was arrested on suspicion of assaulting an officer, and criminal damage.
Officers said ‘several residents’ had been arguing and there were ‘allegations of physical violence’.
The police statement continued: ‘As they attempted to diffuse the situation, threats of criminal damage were made.
‘One of the officers tried to arrest the suspect, but he resisted and the officer was further attacked by another man. During the scuffle, a 14-year-old boy was Tasered.
‘A 37-year-old man and a 14-year-old boy were arrested on suspicion of assaulting a police officer and remain in custody.
‘The teen was also arrested for criminal damage and threats to cause criminal damage.