Top 7 'Shocking' Taser Incidents

Cop Obliges Partygoing Teen's Request for Tase

A rookie Florida cop got a little too Taser-happy at a birthday party he hosted where adults and minors mingled over alcohol.

Eustis Police Department officials said former officer Dan NeSmith, 22, tased 15-year-old Taylor Davis in the back in September after the teen wanted to know what it felt like.

The stunt was caught on camera with the crowd cheering NeSmith on as he placed the Taser along Davis' spine and counted down. Even as visible electrical currents shoot into the boy, NeSmith holds the Taser on his back until Davis falls forward onto the floor.

NeSmith was found to have violated department policy and on Oct. 8, he was fired from the post he'd held for just 13 months.

Officer Shocked to Find Tasered Lady Pregnant

An Ohio police officer came under fire back in 2007 after a confrontation with a pregnant woman led to the officer tasing the woman in the back of the neck.

Valreca Redden, then 33, had come to the Trotwood Police Department to ask police to take custody of her 1-year-old son, telling officers that she was "tired of playing games" with the baby's father.

When Officer Michael Wilmer told her she needed to provide more of an explanation, Redden attempted to leave. Wilmer then held the child with one hand and pushed Redden down with the other.

As officers attempted to put handcuffs on the woman, she resisted. That's when, Trotwood public safety director Michael Etter told ABC News at the time, Wilmer fired a stun gun into the woman's neck.

It wasn't until Redden, who was wearing a heavy coat, was examined by jail staff that officials realized she was pregnant.

The Ohio chapter of the Rev. Al Sharpton's National Action Network later called for an investigation by both police brass and the FBI.

According to a follow-up article by the Dayton Daily News, Wilmer was found at fault for the incident. He was dismissed from the force in December 2007 after violating department policy unrelated to the Redden incident.

The paper also reported that Redden was found not guilty on the charges of resisting arrest and obstructing official business.

Father, Newborn Hit the Ground After Taser Strike

New father William Lewis claimed his newborn daughter suffered head injuries in April 2007 after a hospital security guard tased him while Lewis was still holding his little girl.

According to The Associated Press, Lewis and his wife had tried to leave the hospital after becoming upset with the staff, but a wristband on the baby prevented the elevators they were using to leave from operating.

In a video of the incident, Lewis can be seen holding his daughter at the Women's Hospital of Texas in Houston, pacing while his wife and two security guards stand nearby.

A few moments later, one of the guards -- later identified as off-duty Houston Police Officer David Boling -- tases Lewis off-camera, causing him and the baby to fall to the ground.

The baby was later placed in state custody because of prior domestic problems between Lewis and his wife, according to the AP, and state officials said she showed no signs of trauma from the incident.

The hospital defended the guard's actions, saying in a statement that they followed proper procedure.

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