An off duty police officer told an 11-year-old girl to stop multiple times as she walked away with stolen groceries, but she kept walking.
The Cincinnati cop ended up tasing the girl in the back, according to Vice News.
He then arrested the girl and she was charged with obstructing official business and theft. She was taken to a hospital to get checked out. Then, she was released to her parents.
The department is investigating the incident and put the officer on desk duty after his actions.
According to Vice News, Cincinnati Police Chief Eliot K. Isaac released a statement that said:
We are extremely concerned when force is used by one of our officers on a child of this age...As a result we will be taking a very thorough review of our policies as it relates to using force on juveniles as well as the propriety of the officers actions.
Apparently, the Cincinnati police department has no rules about an age limit when it comes to using taser, but they recommend not using it on anyone under the age of seven years.
The child is set to appear in a juvenile court at a future date.
Reuters reports that from between 2000 to 2017, over 1,000 people were killed from a police officer tasing them.