Donna Gowdy shows the hole left in her daughter’s back from the TaserScreenshot: WCPOThe 11-year-old who was tased in the back by a Cincinnati police officer will no longer face charges after Mayor John Cranley announced on Wednesday that the charges of theft and obstructing official business were dropped at his request.
“Tasing an 11-year old who posed no danger to the police is wrong. I’m sorry for the harm to her and her family,” the mayor said in a statement late Wednesday, according to Fox19. “This evening I called and asked Prosecutor [Joe] Deters to drop charges against the girl. I’m happy to report that he did.”
“I am not pursuing criminal charges against an 11-year-year-old who committed a low-level misdemeanor who was Tased in the back. We are done with it. The city can deal with the officer administratively,” Prosecutor Deters confirmed to the news station.
The police department is still investigating the use of force that enraged the community and even lawmakers.