Police In Monterey Used Taser To Subdue 14-Year-Old Girl Allegedly Trying To Bite Office

MONTEREY (CBS SF) — Police said they used a Taser on a 14-year-old girl after she attacked an officer Saturday night at the Monterey County Fair.

Lt. Leslie Sonné told the Monterey Herald on Monday that officers were questioning two teenage girls Saturday night after receiving reports that they had been involved in a fight.

Sonné said the 16-year-old became combative and an officer tackled her, then the 14-year-old jumped on the officer’s back and another officer discharged his Taser.

“We’re still trying to get the final report from the officer,” Sonné told the Herald. “One of the girls may have been trying to bite the officer.”

Both girls were taken to juvenile detention on allegations of battery on a police officer and resisting arrest before they were released to their families.

According to the Herald, it’s rare that Monterey police officers discharge their Tasers.

Sonné said there will be an investigation into the use of force.

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