(AhlulBayt News Agency) - Footage has emerged of a teenager apparently being tortured with a Taser by three police officers.
Three Cheatham County Sheriff’s deputies have been suspended after the video showed him being repeatedly targeted while being pinned down.
Jordan Norris was 18 at the time and claims that he was left with 40 pairs of Taser burns during the ordeal. Now he has filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court accusing the deputies of deprivation of civil rights, citing the use of excessive force and failure to protect after he was repeatedly stunned with Tasers in the jail in November 2016,” The Tennessean reports. “He suffered more than 40 pairs of Taser burns, many of which are unaccounted for by authorities, the lawsuit states.”
The incidents were documented by jail surveillance video and by video cameras on the Tasers. Pictures after Norris was released show extensive burn scaring across his body. “I’ll keep doing that until I run out of batteries,” one deputy is heard saying.
According to police he spent three hours in the chair and shouted that he wanted to die.
He has now launched a claim against the Cheatham County Jail workers accusing them of using excessive force, failure to protect and deprivation of civil rights.
Three officers, the one administering the Taser shocks and the two who appeared to hold him down, have been suspended.