This Police Take Down Of An 18-Year-Old Girl, With Knees To The Gut And Tasings, Is The Definition Of Overkill

Madison County police, in Wisconsin, are investigating the actions of two of their officers after they detained a girl outside a mall.

In the video above, you can see one of the officers, whose names were not disclosed, repeatedly knee Genele Laird while trying to arrest her.

After taking her to the ground, she’s tased repeatedly in the leg.

Police were called to the East Towne Mall after getting reports that Laird was “out of control” while accusing a mall Taco Bell employee of stealing her phone.

Laird, for her part, is extremely uncooperative with the officers, screaming and fighting, and police reportedly found a knife on her. She also spits at the cop and threatens to bite him, but both those come after she’s been kicked and tased. She’s also an 18-year-old girl.

The district attorney in Madison announced that Laird would not be charged, instead being entered into an alternative restorative justice program.

According to, if Laird fails to complete the program, “[District Attorney Ismael] Ozanne said he has already written a criminal complaint that would charge her with a mix of felonies and misdemeanors, including discharging bodily fluids at a police officer, battery to a police officer, resisting an officer causing soft-tissue injury, obstructing an officer and disorderly conduct while armed.”

Jesus that’s a lot of charges. Better stay on the straight and narrow.

[Via Death and Taxes]

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