‘It was torture’ — Video shows MPD officer repeatedly stunning a handcuffed suspect with Taser

By  and , Special to the Daily Memphian Updated: September 01, 2020 4:39 PM CT | Published: September 01, 2020 3:54 PM CT

Officer Otto Kiehl received a 10-day suspension but the case is one of several serious incidents of police abuse not sent to prosecutors to weigh possible criminal charges.


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Marc Perrusquia

Marc Perrusquia

Marc Perrusquia is the director of the Institute for Public Service Reporting at the University of Memphis, where graduate students learn investigative and explanatory journalism skills working alongside professionals. He's won numerous state and national awards for government watchdog, social justice and  political reporting. Follow the Institute on Facebook or Twitter @psr_memphis.

Christopher Fulton

Christopher Fulton

Christopher Fulton is a freelance journalist living in Mountain Home, Arkansas. He is a graduate student in the Journalism Department at the University of Memphis and a former intern for the university’s Institute for Public Service Reporting.


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