Recently uncovered video of a disabled British Columbia man being shocked with a taser by a Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer has sparked controversy and once again brought the use of such weapons into the limelight.
John Dempsey suffers from a condition similar to Parkinson’s disease. However, two royal canadian mounted police officers in British Columbia still felt that he had to be tasered — even though there is no evidence of resistance in this booking room scene.
The video was shot in 2004 but only released recently. Of course, they can be given credit for even preserving the video, as opposed to a recent story out of New Orleans.
The video shows Dempsey taken to a booking after he was arrested for objecting to the rough treatment given to a friend who was being arrested. He was already handcuffed when the police used the taser.
The Russians have also shown such abuse, here.
For the video, click here