No charges for sheriff's deputy in Taser accident
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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 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 , http://www.augustachronicle.com



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