- Associated Press - Monday, July 21, 2014

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - An eastern Georgia sheriff’s deputy won’t face criminal charges after a child used his Taser on another child last month.

The Augusta Chronicle reported Monday (https://bit.ly/1zXZYul ) that Richmond County sheriff’s officials said the deputy was disciplined for failing to appropriately care for county property, but there’s not enough evidence to charge him with a crime.

Authorities say the deputy left his Taser on a bed after changing out of his uniform at a friend’s house on June 30. Investigators have said the deputy wasn’t at the house when a child came into the bedroom, removed the Taser from his belt and discharged it - striking another child in the eye.

District Attorney Ashley Wright says the children had supervision and the incident didn’t fit the definition of criminal negligence.

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Information from: The Augusta Chronicle , https://www.augustachronicle.com

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