Latino Teen Still in a Coma with Permanent Brain Damage after being Tasered by White Bastrop County (TX) Officer
From [HERE] and [HERE] A Latino high school student suffered a brain injury and remains in a medically-induced coma after a white Texas sheriff’s deputy tasered him without cause following a skirmish in a school hallway the boy’s mother claims in court.
Maria Acosta has sued Bastrop County, its school district and Randy McMillan, a Bastrop County sheriff’s officer and school resource officer, according to Courthouse News.
Noe Nino de Rivera, Acosta’s son, suffered a “severe brain hemorrhage” when McMillan Tasered him after the boy, known as N.N., had intervened to halt a fight between two females at Cedar Creek High School on Wednesday, November 20, Acosta claims in a federal lawsuit.
McMillan and another security officer arrived to break up the fight upon being called by school officials. Acosta says her son “diffused the situation” by the time they arrived on the scene. McMillan told N.N. to step away, and he did so with his hands raised, but McMillan tasered him nevertheless, Acosta alleges.
Immobilized by the Taser, N.N. fell and struck his head on the floor - face first, at which point McMillan handcuffed the unconscious boy, 17. Acosta says school officials initially “delayed in calling for medical assistance even though N.N. was in an obvious emergency medical situation.