Tennessee: Video Shows Officers Tasering Teen in Restraint Chair

HeadlineAug 01, 2017

In Tennessee, three Cheatham County sheriff’s deputies are on administrative leave after video emerged showing them tasing an 18-year-old repeatedly while he was strapped in a restraint chair. The jailhouse video shows Jordan Elias Norris, who was arrested on marijuana and weapons charges, bound to the chair by the hands and feet and writhing in agony while the officers jab him in the ribs and electrocute him. One officer is heard telling Norris, “I’ll keep on doing that until I run out of batteries.” Norris has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit, saying he was left “wanting to die” as he was tortured for over three hours, leaving him with more than 40 Taser burns on his body.

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