[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZmMgyBUcaM?start=0&wmode=transparent&w=640&h=480]A demonstration of stun cuffs at a National Sheriffs’ Association meeting.
A Maryland judge who ordered a deputy to remotely shock a defendant with a 50,000-volt charge pleaded guilty (PDF) to a misdemeanor civil rights violation in federal court Monday, and he faces a maximum of one year in prison when sentenced later this year.
The incident happened in July 2014 during jury selection for a trial concerning a man accused of carrying a loaded handgun during a police stop the year before, according to a plea agreement with former Charles County Circuit Court Judge Robert Nalley.
Before jurors were brought in, the judge was asking the defendant if he had questions to submit to prospective jurors, who were not yet in the courtroom. Delvon King, the 25-year-old defendant acting as his own attorney, refused to answer several times.
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