(Toronto Sun) A Toronto cop who threatened to Taser two burglary suspects in the testicles to force them to surrender a cohort wept on the witness stand Tuesday as he apologized to his victims.
Const. Christopher Hominuk burst into tears at his sentencing hearing before Justice Hugh Fraser on Tuesday, while reading letters of apology.
He said his judgment and behaviour was affected by a hypoglycemic incident, which is characterized by dangerously low blood sugar levels.
Hypoglycemia, huh? Yeah, that must be it. It couldn’t be a police culture that sees the Taser not as a “non-lethal” tool to prevent injury to police and suspects, but rather as a tool of compliance to be brandished anytime a suspect commits “contempt of cop”, could it?
My good friend Pam Spaulding has been compiling “Taser Files” for years now if you’d like to read about the horrific misuse of these torture devices.
Yes… torture devices. If the bad guys in “Rambo” hooking Stallone up to a bedspring frame hooked to a car battery are torturing, then so are cops using the same tactic packaged in a handheld unit.
As for “non-lethal”? Judge for yourself.
“If you are lying to me, when I get back to the station, I’m Tasering you in the f—ing nuts,” Hominuk barked at Bolgan.
Bolgan had redness to the side of his face where he was struck, court heard.
Hominuk confronted his second victim, Roger William Bradshaw, 39, who was lying in a nearby cruiser’s backseat.
Hominuk pressed his Taser into Bradshaw’s neck and repeated his demand for the identity of the fugitive. When Bradshaw emphasized he didn’t know him, Hominuk snapped: “If I find out you’re lying, I’m going to f—ing Taser you in the nuts.”
Visit the Toronto Sun if you want to see the in-car video of how hypoglycemia affects handcuffed men’s family jewels…
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