Rookie Texas Cop Tases Downed 76-Year-Old Man (Twice)


Perhaps it’s not the greatest idea to use a taser on an elderly person during a traffic stop. That’s what a rookie cop in Texas is finding out, anyway. Victoria police officer Nathanial Robinson has been placed on administrative duty for accusations of excessive force stemming from a traffic stop where he tased a 76-year-old man twice as he lay on the ground.

The 23-year old officer tased elderly Victoria resident Pete Vasquez during a routine traffic stop last week, and the entire incident — minus the tasing part, which happens just out of sight of the camera — was caught on dash-cam video.

More at the Houston Press.