Saturday, May 26, 2012

Omaha police Taser dangerous old man

How dangerous was he? He had a fistful of safety pins. That's how dangerous.
The officer asked a nurse whether Cole had a pacemaker. The nurse looked at his chart, as Cole continued threatening the officers
“It's too late,” the officer said, according to the nurse's report, and he shocked Cole with a Taser.
Cole fell onto the bed but continued to flail his arms, so the officer shocked him again in the chest, he said.
About those safety pins, Interim Omaha Police Chief David "Baker said safety pins can pose risks, especially if they aren't sterile."

Two good things I noticed in the story: 1) The elderly gentleman, Mr. Cole, is fine, and 2) Baker is only the interim police chief.