BRUCEVILLE-EDDY (March 13, 2009)--Family members were demanding answers Friday after officers killed a dog and then used a Taser to subdue the dog’s elderly owner for refusing to obey a command to stop, only to learn afterward that the man was deaf and likely didn’t hear the order. ...
The fourth time, when the dog, which was described as a young mixed breed mastiff-pit bull, charged the two officers’ patrol cars, the deputy constable fired.
Meanwhile McLennan County sheriff’s deputies arrived to back up the two officers.
They used a Taser to subdue the elderly man, who reacted angrily to the dog’s death, after the man ignored an order to stop and turned to go back into his house.
They learned afterward the man was deaf.
I have to step out and can't write much on this now, but come on. On the surface, the cops tased a deaf senior for not listening to them. Just below that surface is the fact that they chose to tase an old person on the premise that he was refusing to obey them. It doesn't sound like he was attacking them. He was trying to walk away. Cowardly dumbasses. It's that simple.