12-Year-Old Girl Tased Inside Victoria's Secret -- Mom Had Outstanding Traffic TicketsKSDK.com
Jul. 28, 2012
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South St. Louis County (KSDK) - A police officer tased a 12-year-old girl inside a Victoria's Secret Wednesday afternoon at South County Center.
Police say the officer came into the Victoria's Secret looking for the teenager's mom, who had warrants for her arrest. But it was the teen who got tased.
[...]Bratton had just tried on some shorts and was about to buy them when she says a St. Louis County officer came looking for her. Bratton had warrants, she says, for numerous unresolved traffic tickets.
"He said, put your hands behind your back. I said for what. Next thing you know he tackled me down on the ground," said Bratton.
Baker said, "I was just crying. I guess he got mad because I was crying or something, then he just took it out and just tased me."
[...]The police spokesman says he believes the officer's actions were justified[...]