Cincinnati Police officer uses taser on 11-year-old suspected of shoplifting

CINCINNATI (WDRB) -- An 11-year-old girl suspected of shoplifting was tased by a Cincinnati police officer.

It happened at a Kroger on Monday night. Police say the girl shoplifted and resisted arrest.

According to authorities, when she tried to run off, an officer used a taser hitting her in the back.

She was taken to the hospital and released to one of her parents.

The Cincinnati Police Department says the officer followed policy, which allows the use of a taser on people over the age of 7 and under the age of 70.

The officer is on restricted duty pending the outcome of the investigation.

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