Cincinnati reviews policy after 11-year-old shocked with stun gun

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CINCINNATI — Some officials in Cincinnati are calling for a change to police policy after an officer used his stun gun to shock an 11-year-old Ohio girl suspected of shoplifting from a supermarket.Cincinnati police can use stun guns to incapacitate people as young as 7 years old if they're actively evading arrest, under current policy.Vice Mayor Christopher Smitherman has proposed raising the minimum age for stun gun use by police to 12 years old. Police Chief Eliot Isaac said the department will review policies on use of force on minors, and that he was "extremely concerned" such force was used on a child that young.Police said the officer suspected the girl was shoplifting Monday night from a Kroger Co. supermarket when he approached her. They said...

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Cincinnati reviews policy after 11-year-old shocked with stun gun

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