Taser used on 11-year-old who stole food from Ohio Kroger store


CINCINNATI, OH (WLWT) — A Taser was used on a child at Kroger in Cincinnati, police said.

Cincinnati police said the incident happened around 9:30 p.m. Monday at the store in the Spring Grove Village neighborhood, WLWT reported.

Police said they used the Taser on an 11-year-old accused of stealing a backpack full of food.

Lt. Steve Saunders with CPD said their guidelines allow them to use a Taser on anyone 7 and older.

The child was charged with theft, police said.

The 11-year-old was taken to Children’s Hospital after the event. The child’s condition was not immediately available.

Police said body cameras were not turned on during this incident.

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