17-Year-Old Pregnant Girl Tasered By Police
BRONX, NEW YORK (February 25, 2017) – The NYPD is conducting an internal investigation after police officers tasered a 17-year-old pregnant girl at a party, according to the Gothamist.
The patrol guide for the NYPD informs officers that they should not use their weapons on children, the elderly, or pregnant women.
The taser model involved in the incident has been described as the X26. Stun guns like the used in this incident can and often do kill. The Washington Post has estimated that at least one person per week dies after being tasered by police.
Police came into the apartment that the victim was in to respond to an unrelated asthma attack. They came across two men fighting in a hallway and knocked on the door of the apartment that the victim was in.
It remains unclear if any officers are going to face disciplinary actions after the incident.