A 17-year-old Missouri boy who nearly died after being shocked with a Taser during a traffic stop has been released from the hospital where he was being treated for brain damage.
17-year-old Bryce Masters of Independence began slowly recovering overnight and was able to answer questions from hospital staff on Wednesday.
The FBI is investigating after a police officer in suburban Kansas City, Missouri, used a stun gun to subdue a 17-year-old during a traffic stop, leaving him hospitalized in critical condition.
The mother and wife of a man killed by a Ferguson officer in 2011 have filed separate lawsuits with new allegations against a police department already under criticism for the death of Michael Brown.
The incident happened Wednesday at Kehrs Mill Elementary School in the St. Louis County town of Chesterfield.
St. Louis city officers say possible robbery suspect fought attempts to subdue him.
Shiloh police say the man went to the woman’s home and used a stun gun to subdue her, then tied her up and attacked her.