Deputies tortured restrained teen with Taser, lawyers say

A teen who left jail with over 40 burn marks from being stunned repeatedly by a Taser has filed a federal lawsuit against the sheriff’s office, according to multiple reports.

A suit filed by Jordan Elias Norris, 19, against the Cheatham County Sheriff's Office in Tennessee claims deputies used excessive force when he was arrested in November 2016 on drug and weapon charges, according to the Tennessean.

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It claims deputies acted in a "sadistic and malicious nature" when they stunned Norris repeatedly, even when he was in a restraining chair for over three hours, the Tennessean reported.

During the incident one deputy said, "I'll keep on doing that until I run out of batteries," according to the lawsuit obtained by the Tennessean.

The Sheriff’s Office use of force report said that Norris was combative and threatening other inmates when he was removed from his cell. Deputies stunned him with a Taser while taking him to a restraining chair, while confined in the chair and to get him out to bring him to a medical facility, the Tennessean reported.

Norris was arrested Nov. 3, 2016 and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, theft under $500, possession of a prohibited weapon and felony manufacturing/possession of marijuana for resale. He was also later charged with simple assault and felony vandalism.

Three deputies have since been placed on paid administrative leave.

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