A surveillance video of a police officer in Allentown, Philadelphia, tasering a teenager has been released. A lawsuit has been filed by the young girl against the concerned officer, Jason Ammary, and the city. Apparently the incident occurred on Sept. 29, when Keshana Wilson, 14, was walking with friends, outside Dieruff High School.
The surveillance video has 100 seconds of footage missing; it skips from the time she is seen with friends to her being slammed against a car, making it unclear as to what prompted the officer to re-act so strongly.
According to a Daily Mail report, the officer claimed the girl resisted arrest and elbowed him in the chin. Wilson's lawsuit, on the other hand, claims Ammary grabbed her from behind, without identifying himself, and tried to shove her into the car.
Also in the video, the officer is seen stepping back and firing his Taser at the girl's groin and she is seen collapsing on the ground in pain. The police report claims the officer aimed his weapon at the lower part of the girl's body because Wilson was blocking the Taser with her back pack. However, the same video shows her upper body left defenseless and she is also seen raising her hands right before the Taser is fired.
Victoria Geist, the girl's mother, was quoted as saying Ammary used excessive force when he fired the Taser directly at the teenager's groin. Wilson was taken to a hospital to have the probes removed before being arrested and charged with aggravated assault on the officer, simple assault, riot, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, failure to disperse and walking on the highway, according to Morning Call, a daily newspaper based in Allentown, Pennsylvania. The assault and riot charges were dismissed in juvenile court.
Check out the video below: