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BOISE – Two Boise Police officers have been disciplined by the Boise Police Department for “serious” policy violations after a complaint was filed that officers used excessive force during an arrest.
According to the Boise Community Ombudsman’s report, in early 2009 police were dispatched to a house on a report of a fight between a man and a woman.
Police say they struggled to get inside the home to speak with the man. When police managed to get inside the home, the suspect was placed in handcuffs. The complainant alleged that he was Tased three times by police – once to his wrist, the second to the small of his back and the third to his buttocks.
The ombudsman’s report states that the suspect was tased only two times after an investigation. One of those tases, however, was in the buttocks.
The use of force “was after he was handcuffed,” said Ombudsman Pierce Murphy. “And it was in the most senstive, private areas, and accompanied by threats.”
The suspect can be heard pleading to the police several times that he couldn’t breathe when officers were on top of him.