Police Dash Cam Footage Released – Warning This May Be Disturbing To Some
A judge has released the police dashcam video that shows former Independence Police Officer Timothy N. Runnels arresting Bryce Masters, who at the time was 17-years-old.
Officer Runnels used a stun gun on Masters during the traffic stop. He then handcuffed the teen and dragged him onto the pavement. Masters went into cardiac arrest because of the incident. In his cardiac arrest, oxygen could not reach his brain, resulting in permanent brain damage.
Runnels pleaded guilty and was sentenced to only four years in federal prison for violating Masters’ civil rights. Runnels made the traffic stop because there was a Kansas City warrant associated with the car that Masters was driving, but it was later determined to have been a mistake.
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