COUNCIL BLUFFS — A 16-year-old was taken to an Omaha hospital after a Council Bluffs police officer used a stun gun on him Sunday.
Council Bluffs Police Capt. Scott Milner said an unidentified officer stopped a vehicle with a lone occupant at 6:45 p.m. in the area of North 31st Street and Avenue K.
Milner said the officer spoke with the driver and returned to his police motorcycle. As he did that, the officer said, the teen left the vehicle and started to walk away.
The officer approached the driver and told him to return to his vehicle. Milner said the driver refused to follow the command and the officer told him to put his hands behind his back.
The driver refused and the officer deployed a stun gun, striking the driver in the upper torso.
Milner said the officer took the teen to the ground and then handcuffed him.
A short time after the stun gun was used, Milner said, the teen suffered “an undetermined medical emergency,” and Council Bluffs Fire and Rescue took him to a Council Bluffs hospital. He was later transferred to an Omaha hospital where, Milner said, he was in stable condition Monday afternoon.