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Oregon State Police Use Taser on Naked Autistic 11-Year-Old Girl (Video)

Oregon State police used a taser on an unarmed, naked 11-year-old girl who was walking down the I-5 highway near Ashland, Ore., at 4 a.m. on Sunday morning (video below).

Oregon State Police officials said the state trooper had to shoot the autistic child with a taser to stop her from wandering down the highway and putting herself in danger.

According to KDRV-TV, cab driver, Adam Bednar, witnessed the young girl, who appeared to be confused. He drove alongside her while he called police, who he thought would help her.

Instead, Bednar was shocked to watch a state trooper yell at the girl to stop walking and then threaten to use a taser on her twice. When the confused girl kept walking, the state trooper, who was in no danger, used the taser on the child.

“She seized up, then she just fell face first on the ground,” Bednar said. “Just face first in the ground. She wasn’t going off the road, she was set on walking down the freeway. And I think that, had [the state trooper] waited for back up, they could have gotten her without the taser.”

The girl’s father was furious at police and at the KDRV-TV news report, which falsely referred to the child as  a “young woman" and a “woman."

“They keep calling her a ‘woman’ … she is 11 years old," he told "Since when is an 11-year-old kid with the mind of a 3 year old a ‘woman? She is very gentle and noncombative. If the police cannot apprehend a child who is cooperative without tasing then what would be the alternative? Shooting her?”

Source: KDRV-TV and


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