Teenager in Kansas, MO, tasered by police at traffic stop
Bryce Masters, a 17-year-old in Kansas City, was tasered by police for a minor traffic warrant.
According to Fox4kc.com, Independence police conducted a traffic stop of Masters on Sunday, for a minor traffic warrant. Moments later, witnesses reportedly heard screams coming from the teen’s vehicle and saw the officer use a Taser on Masters.
The witnesses claim the officer demanded Masters to roll down his window, but tried to signal that he was unable to due to his power window being broken.
The officer then pulled the teen from the vehicle after tasering him, handcuffed him and allowed him to fall, at which time Masters allegedly hit his face on the concrete.
In a video recorded by an eyewitness, the officer can be seen dragging Masters’ body to the sidewalk, whereupon he appears to place his foot on the teen’s back.
In an interview with KMBZ, Independence Police spokesman Darryl Schmidley said Masters refused to cooperate with the officer, prompting the use of non-lethal force.
He is now in a medically-induced coma.
The FBI are now also investigating the incident.