A man who was tased and threatened with tasering between his genital and anal regions plans to sue the Boise Police Department for excessive use of force.
It all started on Feb. 14 of this year. Two Boise, ID police officers were called to a possible domestic disturbance between a man — the complainant — who had in fact just been released from jail, and a woman. A 3-year-old boy was also present.
The man was tasered, and subdued, but the complaint he filed involved being tasered between his buttocks and genitals. An ombudsman’s report of the incident was completed by Boise Community Ombudsman Pierce Murphy. The report did not mention either the names of the suspect or the officers involved, but it did highlight this exchange:
Officer #3: Do you feel this?
Complainant: Yes, sir.
Officer #3: Do you feel that? That’s my –
Officer #3: -Taser up your *ss.
Officer #3: So don’t move.
Complainant: I’m trying not to. I can’t breathe.
You can listen to an MP3 of the incident here.