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— The FBI has dispatched investigators to Arkansas to look into a police officer’s use of a stun gun on a 10-year-old girl who refused to take a shower.

Ozark Mayor Vernon McDaniel and Police Chief Jim Noggle announced the FBI’s investigation Friday and said they’re pleased federal agents have stepped in.

Police officer Dustin Bradshaw has been suspended with pay for a week for not having a video camera attached to his Taser. Town officials want the FBI to consider whether his use of the weapon was appropriate.

The girl’s mother has said she called police Nov. 11 after the girl refused to take a shower. Bradshaw says the girl became violent and “verbally combative” and her mother suggested using the stun gun.

The FBI did not comment.

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  • preacher8770
    November 21, 2009 at 6:24 a.m.

    -TO all real people in arkansas- we dont have to put up with police assaulting our children! i say run the punk out of town. if he doesnt have the mental ability to control a 10 year old .a police officer takes an oath to protect and serve the public. he didnt protect or serve in this situation.i call on all members of our church {worldwide}weve done so much for other reosons. we need to patition the state to fire this ignorant before he hurts someone else.might be your kid or wife next time.preacher our church beebranch arkansas

  • duckhunter
    November 21, 2009 at 7:29 a.m.

    Spare the rod spoil the child, She got what she needed. Don't complain about the decision made by the police officer, you need to complain of the lack of funds for training in every dept.

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