OZARK, Ark. — The FBI has dispatched investigators to Arkansas to look into a police officer's use of a stun gun on a 10-year-old girl who refused to take a shower.
Ozark Mayor Vernon McDaniel and Police Chief Jim Noggle announced the FBI's investigation Friday and said they're pleased federal agents have stepped in.
Police officer Dustin Bradshaw has been suspended with pay for a week for not having a video camera attached to his Taser. Town officials want the FBI to consider whether his use of the weapon was appropriate.
The girl's mother has said she called police Nov. 11 after the girl refused to take a shower. Bradshaw says the girl became violent and "verbally combative" and her mother suggested using the stun gun.
The FBI did not comment.
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