MARTINSVILLE, Ind. (WISH) - Two Martinsville officers have been suspended with pay afterusing a stun gun on an allegedly unruly 10-year-old child.
A joint statement from the Martinsville mayor's office and thepolice department says officers were called to a day care to helpsubdue an out of control child that was "being combative andattempting to do harm to other children and caretakers at the daycare facility."
The statement says when officers arrived at the facility, thechild was kicking and hitting those in control and refusing to obeyofficers' commands.
Officers then used a stun gun on the child and also slapped thechild in order to gain control of the situation, the releasesays.
Police had previously been called to handle the child, accordingto the release.
The mayor's statement does not mention exactly when and wherethe incident happened. Nor does it mention whether the child neededmedical attention.
Martinsville Police say Thursday morning they will releasemore information regarding the case.
The statement says the officers have been suspended with pay andplaced on administrative duty pending an investigation into theincident.
The Morgan County Sheriff's Department will head theinvestigation.
A news conference is scheduled for 9 a.m. Thursday. WISH-TVwill be there and will update this story as more informationbecomes available.
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