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Girl, 12, TASERED in Victoria's Secret 'for trying to stop police officer from arresting her mother' *EDIT*

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Shocked: Dejamon Baker, 12, claims a police officer Tasered her for crying during her mother's arrest

Shocked: Dejamon Baker, 12, claims a police officer Tasered her for crying during her mother's arrest

A family shopping trip has ended with a 12-year-old girl getting Tasered by a police officer inside a Victoria’s Secret in St. Louis last week.

According to law enforcement officials, the unnamed officer came into the lingerie store at South County Center looking to arrest Dejamon Baker‘s mother on outstanding traffic tickets. However, it was her daughter who paid the price. 

Baker, 12, told the station KSDK that the charge of the stun gun  coursing through her body has left her shaking on the floor, unable to control her limbs.

The prongs of the device got stuck in the girl’s chest and stomach, and her mother struggled to pull them out, leaving the teen with two small wounds on her body.

Last Wednesday, Baker, her mother, 27-year-old Charlene Bratton, and several other relatives went on a shopping trip to the local mall.

Hurt: Baker shows a small wound on her stomach that was caused by a Taser prong that pierced her body

Hurt: Baker shows a small wound on her stomach that was caused by a Taser prong that pierced her body

Shopping trip: The officer confronted Baker's mother while she was getting ready to pay at the Victoria's Secret store at South County Center

Shopping trip: The officer confronted Baker's mother while she was getting ready to pay at the Victoria's Secret store at South County Center

Legal troubles: Charlotte Bratton had a warrant for her arrest for failing to pay numerous traffic tickets

Legal trouble: Charlotte Bratton had a warrant for her arrest for failing to pay numerous traffic tickets

Bratton had just tried on a pair of shorts and was about to purchase them when she was confronted by a St. Louis County officer. Bratton said she had outstanding warrants for her arrest for numerous unresolved traffic tickets.

Next move: Charlotte Bratton plans to file a report with the police department's internal affairs to have the Tasering incident investigated

Next move: Charlotte Bratton plans to file a report with the police department's internal affairs to have the Tasering incident investigated

‘He said, ‘Put your hands behind your back,‘ and I said, ‘For what?’ Next thing you know, he tackled me down on the ground,’ she said.

That is when the 12-year-old girl said the officer turned to her as she stood nearby, weeping, and Tasered her.


 

‘I guess he got mad because I was crying or something,’ Baker said.

A police spokesman said the officer stated that the girl was physically interfering with the arrest  and would not back away, but both Dejamon and her mother deny that.

‘He should have had enough control to tell her to get back instead of pulling out his gun,’ Bratton said.

While officials said the arresting officer’s actions were justified, they do admit that it is a unique situation.

A spokesperson for the police department has suggested that Bratton report the incident to internal affairs to have it investigated.

by on Aug. 7, 2012 at 7:49 AM
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weezer_cookie
by on Aug. 7, 2012 at 9:52 AM
So since she has a gold tooth, that makes it ok to tase a 12-year old?

Quoting LaughCryLive:

Boy the mom and daughter sure look Klassy. Love the gold teeth and neck tattoos.
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LaughCryLive
by on Aug. 7, 2012 at 9:54 AM
Is that what I said?


Quoting weezer_cookie:

So since she has a gold tooth, that makes it ok to tase a 12-year old?



Quoting LaughCryLive:

Boy the mom and daughter sure look Klassy. Love the gold teeth and neck tattoos.

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supermommie1
by on Aug. 7, 2012 at 9:54 AM

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/01/dejamon-baker-taser-victorias-secret_n_1729527.html


here is the link.. sorry i cant make it click-able 

atlmom2
by Susie on Aug. 7, 2012 at 9:56 AM
There is way more to the story. Police say it was warranted and sticking by doing it so they are only telling the biased side. Bet she attacked the officers.
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msjaxon
by Dori on Aug. 7, 2012 at 9:56 AM
This. Police do not go searching for people with traffic warrants. Hell they don't even go searching for people with warrants for more serious offenses.

So what he was just sitting in the parking lot running random license plates or something? Doubtful...


Quoting lilpep100:

Something isn't right because he was stalking her! Those warrants are usually served by going to the house, or if they happen to pull her over again. This whole thing sounds fishy.



And the store will have it on video, all stores have video, especially by the counter.




Quoting valkay:

 I want to know how did he know the mom had tickets?  Where she was?


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atlmom2
by Susie on Aug. 7, 2012 at 9:57 AM
I knew it.


Quoting supermommie1:

i read a different article that said the 12 year old was interfering by getting aggressive towards the cop..

i will look for it.


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supermommie1
by on Aug. 7, 2012 at 9:57 AM
bmw29
by Bronze Member on Aug. 7, 2012 at 10:05 AM
2 moms liked this
Whoever wrote his article should be tasered. Not one witness was spoken to and no relevant questions were asked about the events leading up to the mohers arrest. I would also like to know why the 12 year old is called a teen at one point in the article. When the hell did we start spelling it twelveteen? I can't even form an honest opinion based on this sad excuse for journalism.
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dommad2
by on Aug. 7, 2012 at 10:05 AM
http://www.inquisitr.com/290574/12-year-old-girl-tasered-in-st-louis-police-station/

This one says they were in the police station when he tasered her
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