Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Today's TASER Travesty/The Jack-Booted Thug of the Week...

... double winner is Toronto, Ontario Constable Sgt. Christopher Hominuk, who was caught on police cruiser interior cam footage threatening to torture TASER not one but two different handcuffed burglary suspects, one in the neck and one in the genitals, if they didn't immediately provide information on another suspect who was still on the loose:

"Hominuk replied: 'I’ll f---ing Taser you. If you are lying to me, when I get back to the station, I’m Tasering you in the f---ing n-ts.'"

Exactly the kind of misuse that the TASER is specifically not designed for, yet here's clear proof that such undeserved shocking sessions still get handed out with disturbing regularity by out-of-control cops like this one.

We have to give credit where it's due to the unnamed officer with integrity (and guts to boot) who noticed the video footage while researching another case and notified the professional standards branch (presumably the Canadian version of Internal Affairs), who then investigated the incident and referred the cop for prosecution.

Wannabe-Jack Bauer Hominuk pleaded guilty to one count of threatening bodily harm and will be sentenced on June 14, yet oddly enough "He remains suspended from the force with pay."

We don't think we're going out on a limb to speculate that the department is probably on fairly solid legal ground should it decide to can that convicted bully without further delay.

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