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Judge rips Iowa police chief for using stun gun on partiers – Omaha, Nebraska

Omaha, Nebraska 2021-06-08 15:25:36 –

Iowa City, Iowa (AP) — Judges accuse Iowa police chief of using city-issued stun guns to shock guests at two parties in 2016, potentially causing serious injury and death I called it an “immoral act.”

Judge Nancy Whitenberg recently denied Armstrong, Iowa Police Chief Craig Merrill’s claim that deploying taser guns to voluntary participants in off-duty social gatherings was not a crime. She wrote that he had no good reason to use this weapon for recreational purposes and fortunately no one had a medical emergency.

Merrill was charged with two assaults with dangerous weapons and other charges as part of a widespread corruption investigation in which the former mayor of Armstrong and three others were indicted.

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