Bradshaw went to the house on a domestic disturbance call and found the girl on the floor screaming and refusing to listen to her mother.
Bradshaw proceeded to try to arrest the little girl, who kicked and resisted. He says that one kick hit him in the groin and he tasered the 10-year-old girl.
The girl has emotional problems, according to her father.
Most people would find tasering a little girl to be inexcusable and brutal but not Fort Smith Police Chief Jim Noggle. He insisted that Bradshaw was acting properly and even protecting her by shooting her with a taser. He has stated that, if she had not been tasered, Bradshaw might have broken her arms or legs in placing her into custody, here.
So that appears the full range of responses to an “unruly child,” as Noggle put it, is a broken arm or a tasing by deputies.
The little girl was charged with disorderly conduct.