18-YEAR-OLD INMATE TORTURED
BY TASER MULTIPLE TIMES
By Marty Carlson
Jordan Norris was arrested November 2016 for felony manufacturing and possession of marijuana for sale, and possession of drug paraphernalia, theft under $500 and five counts of possession of a prohibited weapon.
After his arrest he was taken to the Cheatham county jail and booked.
According to a lawsuit filed by Norris he began suffering a mental health episode whilst the hind bars and started banging his head against his cell. That prompted deputies to remove him and placed him in a restraint chair.
During that transition as well as after he was secured, he was repeatedly shocked with a Taser. He was stunned again later well on suicide watch and eventually was taken to a hospital for evaluation.
During the episode and transfer shares deputies repeatedly used a Taser to shock Norris, in addition as a video shows they continued to tase him after he was restrained in the chair.
The video shows Norris’s eyes bulging out as he was painfully zapped for nearly a full minute.
And one deputy stated, “I’ll keep doing it until I run out of batteries.” And there was laughter coming from somewhere in the room during the incident.
Norris’s had trouble getting people to believe what it happened some of those and people included his family, until they saw the video from the jail.
William Chapman, Norris’s stepfather, counted more than 40 Burns on the young man’s body. He stated that look like he had the measles.
The three deputies that are named in the lawsuit have been placed on administrative leave. And County Sheriff Mike Breedlove released a statement that he’s ordered the department to examine its use of force policy he has also requested an independent investigation by the Tennessee Bureau of investigation.
Being former law enforcement, I am disgusted by what I see in this video, and there needs to be some type of accountability for this type behavior. It is not normal human nature to want to torture people, even inmates. If there’s an issue that needs to be dealt with it can be done in proper ways other than continually running electricity through somebody’s body. Anyone that supports this type of activity is part of the problem and not part of the solution.