Tasered and beaten teen files civil rights suit

By David Edwards
Thursday, August 14, 2008 8:49 EDT
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WCBD News 2 reported:

“An 18-year-old, Greenville, South Carolina man was punched 13 times in the face by a deputy, and it was all caught on tape.”

“In the video, a back-up deputy appears to hold onto the teen while Tollison hits him.”

“When other deputies arrive, the teen is taken out of the truck.”

“The video show other deputies Taser and kick 18-year-old Jeremy Rucker several times.”

This video is from WCBD News 2, broadcast August 12, 2008.

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David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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