Deputy Suspended for Taser Use in Largo, FL

A Pinellas County detention deputy has been suspended for using the sound of his stun gun to try and wake up an inmate.

According to an internal affairs report, Deputy Michael Kenefic thought the crackling sound of his Taser would rouse inmate Robert
McAllister on July 27. It did not.

McAllister had fallen asleep at on the floor of the jail's
intake section.

Kenefic, a three-year veteran of the agency, received a 15-day suspension. His punishment also includes a charge of misconduct for
falsifying a report.

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