” Family and friends are questioning the use of force by Independence police after a struggle with an officer sent a 17-year-old to the hospital.
The officer used a stun gun on the teenager who is now in critical condition.
Friends say Bryce Masters is in a medically induced coma because of injuries to his brain. They are hoping the teenager pulls through.
They are cooling his body to try and reduce swelling that may have been caused by hitting his head on the concrete or losing oxygen for a long period of time.
” It looked like he hit his head on the concrete. You could see blood coming out of his mouth. The cop put his foot on his back and moved it back and forth like he was putting a cigarette out and asked him, ‘are you ready to get up now?’ You could tell the kid was going into convulsions,” Baker said.
Witnesses who saw the whole thing happen say they watched Masters die and then come back to life after emergency crews resuscitated him. “