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Miami Police Use Taser Gun On Two Children

Nov 15, 2004 | AP

Police in Miami are reviewing their use of stun guns after officers used them to shock two children in recent weeks.

Miami-Dade's police director defended the decision to shock a 6-year-old boy in October, saying the boy was threatening to hurt himself with a shard of glass.

But he said he can't defend the second incident in which a veteran officer used a 50,000-volt shock to subdue an apparently drunken 12-year-old girl who was playing hooky from school Nov. 5.

The officer said he fired the Taser gun after Silvana Gomez refused to stop, and began heading into traffic. In a statement, the officer said he fired for his safety and the girl's safety.

The electric probes hit the girl in the neck and lower back. She was treated and released into the custody of her mother.

"I felt like I couldn't breathe," Gomez said. "I'm underage, I haven't done nothing wrong, except skip school, which is something that everyone has done."

Some experts credit Taser guns with helping to cut down on incidents of police shootings.

The company that makes the stun guns claim they are safe for anyone over 60 pounds.

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