A Miami Police officer who needlessly tasered a homeless man and then covered it up will be reprimanded, his department says. The incident was the central focus of a recent New Times investigation into widespread Taser misuse by Miami cops.
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Officer Vincent Miller's punishment has yet to be finalized, a Miami Police spokeswoman said. But his reprimand is nonetheless a watershed moment in Miami's history of misusing the electric-shock weapons.
"It is not the first time an MPD Officer has been reprimanded for Taser use, but in the context of his abuse, it is the first we have found," said Daniel Suarez, a member of the city's Civilian Investigative Panel. "I'm certain there are more."
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