A Florida police officer has been fired for Tasering a 15-year-old boy at a birthday party where alcohol had been served – and the whole incident was caught on video tape.
Eustis Police Department rookie Dan NeSmith, 22, admitted he used poor judgment when he Tasered a boy named Taylor Davis, according to an ABC News report. A crowd cheered while a person at the party recorded the officer using a stun gun on the boy.
Prosecutors said they may charge the ex-cop with a second-degree misdemeanor for serving alcohol at a party for minors.
According to the report, Eustis Police Chief Fred Cobb said there were about 20 minors who had access to alcohol at NeSmith's home. The officer was hosting a birthday party for a 19-year-old.
"At some point during the party, the topic of the Taser came up and the 15-year-old expressed his desire to be [Tasered]," Cobb told ABC News. "Officer NeSmith opted to show him what it was like."
The boy who asked to be Tasered claims the department overreacted when it fired NeSmith.