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Children Tasered

Miami-Dade police to review taser policy after two children shocked

Miami-Dade police have acknowledged using a stun gun on a second youngster. It comes just weeks after an officer subdued a 55-pound first-grader with a 50-thousand-volt shock. In the second instance, a 15-year-veteran officer used his Taser to immobilize a 12-year-old girl who was playing hooky from school. Police Director Bobby Parker says he can't defend the decision to shock the girl on November fifth. But Parker says the use of the Taser was justified in shocking a six-year-old boy October 20th because the boy was holding a piece of glass and threatening to hurt himself. Parker says the department will review its policy on the use of the weapons. %AP Links Sound: upcoming

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