Cop Fired for Tasing a 64-Year-Old Man With Alzheimer’s in Nursing Home


A policeman in Peru, Indiana has been fired for tasing for over 30 seconds a 64-year-old Alzheimer’s patient in his own nursing home.

Officer Doug Martin was fired by the Peru police for so roughly handling the aged man.

Cop Fired for Tasing a 64-Year-Old Man With Alzheimer’s in Nursing Home

According to the Courthouse News Service, Officer Martin and his partner Officer Jeremy Brindle were called to Miller’s Merry Manor on June 17, 2012 when a patient, 64-year-old James Howard, was acting unruly with nurses and staff.

The two Officers tried to subdue the aged man but when he wrested free of Martin, the policeman pulled out his taser and zapped the elder man.

After Howard’s aged wife complained to the city, an investigation was launched and ultimately, Martin was fired for excessive force and conduct unbecoming an officer.

Martin took his firing to court but lost. His termination was upheld by the Miami Superior Court.

For a three-member panel Judge Lloyd Bailey wrote that, “Martin had specifically been instructed – in the recertification presentation – on the increased risk of death or serious injury for exposure over 15 seconds, whether due to multiple applications or continuous cycling.”

“Intervals to achieve compliance were very short, with only a two-second interval between the third and fourth deployments. Moreover, it is noteworthy that Howard was handcuffed after the third Taser application,” Judge Bailey added.

It appears that Officer Martin deserved his firing. Don’t you think?

Source: mrconservative

One Response

  1. Once upon a time, way back before Carter, life meant something here in the USA, not anymore.

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