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South Dakota Cop Goes On Trial For Using Taser On Unresponsive Man 17 Times (Video)

Rebecca M. Sotherland, a former tribal police officer for the Oglala Sioux Tribe, was scheduled to go on trial this week for reportedly using her Taser on an unresponsive man 17 times, part of which was caught on a cell phone video (below) in Manderson, South Dakota on Aug. 15, 2014.

Jeff Eagle Bull, a member of the the Oglala Sioux Tribe, was restrained in handcuffs and lying on the ground while Sotherland used her Taser on him, notes the Lakota Country Times.

In the video, Sotherland yells at Eagle Bull for not obeying her even though he is incapacitated by the electricity from the Taser that Sotherland fires on him.

“Hurry up, get the car before it hits you again!" Sotherland shouts at the 33-year-old man, notes The Free Thought Project.

Sotherland eventually stopped using her Taser after witnesses screamed at her. Some of the bystanders walked over to help Eagle Bull into Sotherland's police car.

According to the FBI, Sotherland was indicted for Deprivation of Rights Under Color of Law and Assault with a Dangerous Weapon.

If she is convicted, Sotherland could face up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

Sources: Lakota Country Times via, The Free Thought Project, FBI / Photo Credit: YouTube Screenshot

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