Blind man tasered In police blunderSubmitted by emalvini on Wed, 10/17/2012 - 23:23
Blind man tasered In police blunder
Published on Wednesday 17 October 2012 10:56
A terrified blind stroke victim was tasered to the ground by police – who thought his thin white stick was a Samurai sword.
Innocent Colin Farmer, 61, who was hit in the back by the stun device, has made a formal complaint and is pursuing legal action.
The incident has sparked a full investigation by Lancashire Constabulary.
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Mr Farmer was on his way to meet friends for a drink in a Chorley town centre pub when the electroshock weapon was fired at him from just feet away by a police officer.
“The whole thing was like being trapped in a nightmare,” said Mr Farmer.