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They were protecting the child from the bad man by tasering said bad man while holding said child.

Really, it makes sense! :roll:
 

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What kind of person would taser someone holding a baby?

I mean if they had a knife or something, maybe :? Heck, I probably would have called in the hostage negotiator first. Was there even a threat?
 

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The kind that shouldn't be in law-enforcement.

I'm curious why the doctors were saying he couldn't take his baby home.
 

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This is a very interesting case. First, it stated that Mom and Dad wanted to leave the hosptial with thier child. Now unless the kid is critcally ill or has an infectious disease that can harm the public. They have every right to leave the hospital anytime they like, just like you and I. Particularly, if they are not happy with the care they are receiveing. There is no justification for tasering a parent with a child unless the parent is planning to or harming the child. Most importantly in this case is that since the elevator was locked, the parent could not leave any way.
 

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CPS has custody of the baby?

I know there is information missing that may support the reasoning for this action, but this whole incident appears to be a comedy of errors wherein everyone over stepped boundaries.
 

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In a statement, the hospital said Lewis was hostile and uncooperative toward staff members who were trying to find out his relationship to the infant when they saw him trying to leave.
That may explain some of it, but Tasering a man you think may be kidnapping the child is not wise.

And it is also doubtful that the officer thought there was a kidnapping, as the mother was there saying they wanted to leave.

My guess is the officer just wanted to Taser the guy because he was cussing and agitated, and they teach in the Academy that the officer is in control and must maintain it, so ZAP!

Lewis was arrested and charged with endangering a child. A grand jury in May declined to indict him on that charge, but charged him with retaliation, accusing him of making threats against Boling.
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Malum Prohibitum said:
My guess is the officer just wanted to Taser the guy because he was cussing and agitated, and they teach in the Academy that the officer is in control and must maintain it, so ZAP
:roll: As if you'd know anything about the Academy!
 

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Lewis was arrested and charged with endangering a child. A grand jury in May declined to indict him on that charge, but charged him with retaliation, accusing him of making threats against Boling.
Somebody endangered the child. Maybe it was somebody who took deliberate action that was substantially certain to cause the child to fall to the floor, possibly having an adult fall on top of it to boot.
 

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I found this interesting:

The elevators would not move because wristband sensors on each baby shut them off if anyone takes an infant without permission.
Seems he did not think his clever plan all the way through.

Child Protective Services has custody of the baby because of a history of domestic violence between Lewis and his wife, Jacqueline Gray.
Hmmm, always more to the story...

Agency spokeswoman Estella Olguin said the infant does not appear to be suffering any health problems from the fall.
There will still be a lawsuit, probably justified IMHO.

I love comments like these:

It doesn't take rocket science to realize the baby is going to fall.
Did anyone see the other video story from today regarding the ammunition shortage?
 
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