Kansas City Police Chief Faces Trouble

1 decade 2 years 11 months ago Wednesday, April 05 2006 Apr 5, 2006 Wednesday, April 05, 2006 1:06:41 PM CDT April 05, 2006 in News
A judge has ordered Corwin to explain why lawyers for a suspected car thief were denied the full videotape of the August 2004 arrest. The full video shows officers shocking Matthew Butt five times with a Taser gun, including once after he was handcuffed and had stopped fighting. The two officers were later fired. But the video given to Butt's public defenders ended before he received the final shock, and before he asked for a lawyer. The lawyers say they only learned about the missing section when the tape was played for the officers' disciplinary hearing. A Jackson County judge now says Corwin must explain why the tape's final minutes were withheld. The order carries the possibility of Corwin being fined or jailed for contempt of court.

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