FBI investigates Missouri officer’s stun gun use

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (AP) — A 17-year-old Missouri boy is in critical but stable condition after police subdued him with a stun gun, and a family spokesman says doctors are trying to bring him out of a medically induced coma.

Bryce Masters was hospitalized Sunday after a police officer used a Taser on him during a traffic stop in Independence, near Kansas City.

Family attorney Daniel Haus says Masters went into cardiac arrest after he was stunned. Haus says Masters remained hospitalized Tuesday.

Police say Masters was pulled over because the car’s license plate had a warrant linked to the owner, a female. Police say Masters became uncooperative and physically resisted getting out of the car.

The FBI is investigating. Spokeswoman Bridget Patton says the agency gets involved when officers are accused of excessive force.



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