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Delaware Co. Sheriff: 2 detention officers terminated in connection to tasing investigation

Posted at 6:08 PM, Jan 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-03 23:27:44-05

DELAWARE COUNTY, Okla. — 2 Works for You has learned new information on the tasing allegations made against two detention officers.

One female and one male officer are terminated in connection to the allegations that inmates had been tased by them at the Delaware County Jail.

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Last week, five inmates in the the jail say they were being "drive stunned" with a taser by a detention officer, according to Sheriff Moore.

"The use of a taser is only authorized when a situation would require the use to restrain an individual or during training," Moore said. "Detention officers are provided certified training on the proper use of a taser."

Officials conducted several interviews with other detention officers and inmates, Moore said. He said it's clear from surveillance video inside the jail that something did take place.

Moore provided the surveillance video that sparked the investigation into the allegations made towards the two detention officers.

In the video, Moore explains, the two inmates can be seen asking the detention officer to tase them.

Moore went on to add that the names of the detention officers would not be released unless charges were filed with the DA's office.

Delaware County District Attorney Kenny Wright is on the case. He says, "What I’ll have to determine, based on all the facts that are presented to me, is, first, is there a justifiable reason the taser was deployed, and if not, it is a crime."

This is a developing story.

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