Officer fired for Tasering teen at Fla. party

EUSTIS, Fla. (AP) - A rookie police officer in central Florida
has been fired after supervisors learned that he Tasered a teenager
at a birthday party that involved underage drinking.

Eustis Police Chief Fred Cobb says 22-year-old Dan NeSmith lost
his job, but the department will not charge him for shocking a 15-year-old boy in the back with his police-issued Taser last month.

A video taken at the party shows the teen volunteering to be
stunned while other guests at NeSmith's Leesburg home cheer them
on.

NeSmith's father said he was out of state Tuesday and not available to comment.

Cobb says nearly half of the 40 to 50 people at the party were younger than 21.

The birthday boy was 19. NeSmith could still face charges if parents file complaints about alcohol at the party.


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