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A camera captures cops planting drugs on a compliant suspect in Cookeville, Tennessee. Meanwhile, in Idaho:

Murphy said the officer who used the Taser - described as Officer #3 in the report also coarsely threatened to use the Taser in the man's anus and genitals. Murphy's report says that use of Taser on a man's buttock's does not violate policy in and of itself; the question is whether it was "reasonable and necessary."

My favorite quote from the land of the free in this case:

Officer #3: Okay, I’m gonna take this Taser out of your asshole now. Are you going to fight with me?

Complainant: No, not at all, sir.

The officer who did this is still on the force. Tasing someone's genitals is within the procedures allowed if "reasonable and necessary."

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