David Edwards and Adam Doster report:
Outside a Maryland high school gym last Wednesday, sophomore Brandon Bennett got into a small altercation with a fellow student. It was after a basketball game and tempers were high, but the the two were separated by officials and students without much problem. Only then did things get really violent.
According to Julius Bennett, the student’s father, Deputy Anthony Lenzi fired a Taser at his son after being told twice by a senior officer it was not necessary.
The father says he has written proof Sgt. Mathew Kempel twice ordered Lenzi to holster the weapon, but Lenzi fired anyway, hitting the teen in the chest.
“Brandon did absolutely nothing wrong,” says Bennett, “and there was no reason to use that type of force on my son.”
I am guessing this sorry excuse for a cop won’t be charged with assault.