In St. Louis, Missouri, 12-year-old Dejamon Baker was tased in a Victoria’s Secret while police officers were trying to arrest her mother, Charlene Bratton, over outstanding warrants for traffic tickets, reports KSDK-TV.
Baker told KSDK-TV what the police officer did: “He said, put your hands behind your back. I said for what. Next thing you know he tackled me down on the ground. 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."
Her mother, Charlene Bratton, said: “He should have had enough control to tell her to get back instead of pulling out his gun, I guess he was nervous or whatever, and tasing people.”
A spokesperson for the St. Louis police department said that Baker interfered with officers who were trying to arrest Bratton, which both mother and daughter deny.