Thursday, September 15, 2011

Sheriff's spokeswoman: Deputy used reasonable force to subdue man by grabbing his testicles, and 'the same rules would apply to women'

In Mesa County, Colorado, Sheriff's spokeswoman Heather Benjamin said that grabbing a wanted man's testicles to subdue him constituted "reasonable force." 

A 22-year-old man, sought on various charges, initially resisted arrest, but spokeswoman Benajamin said "he may have had an epiphany" when a Sheriff's deputy reached between his legs and grabbed his testicles. The man quickly became compliant.

Spokeswoman Benjamin "said the same rules would apply to women, though she noted it probably would not work for a woman."

(Add this to the "for your amusement" file.)