Officers of the Mount Sterling Police Department awaited their fate on Monday following an investigation into the use of a taser on a child.
The police department was shut down following the discovery that an officer tased a 9-year-old boy twice on March 6, 10TV’s Kevin Landers reported. Investigators said that the boy had an active warrant for truancy and had refused to place his hands behind his back.
Mayor Charles Neff said that Police Chief Mike McCoy waited two days to tell him about the incident.
“I’m just glad that the boy is not hurt by being tased,” Neff said. “If he was a smaller child, it may have been more serious. Myself and the village really do apologize for this incident.”
McCoy was placed under three days paid suspension after the incident, leaving the village without a police department on Friday.
The Madison County Sheriff’s Office took on the task of patrolling Mount Sterling and responding to calls in the area until officials decide what will be done, Landers reported.
Neff said that he planned to recommend the village council disband the police department.
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