Teen girl tasered by police

SNELLVILLE - A 14-year-old Snellville girl was tasered by a Gwinnett County police officer Wednesday following a confrontation with authorities, police said Friday.

The officer was patrolling the Trotter's Ridge subdivision near Snellville when he came upon a group of teenagers about 8 p.m.

The officer noticed the 14-year-old was cursing loudly near a group of children trick-or-treating in the neighborhood, Gwinnett police spokeswoman Cpl. Illana Spellman wrote in a release issued Friday.

The girl was advised multiple times to lower her voice and stop cursing, but she refused and began cursing at the officer.

The teen reportedly attempted to punch the officer in face, forcing him to use physical force to subdue her, the release said.

Police are not releasing the girl's name due to her age.

When a second officer arrived, the teen was handcuffed but continued to fight and curse at the officers and began punching a patrol car with her fists.

After repeatedly being told to stop resisting arrest, the officer tasered the girl. According to police, the girl did not suffer any injuries.

The girl was later released to a parent and faces charges of disorderly conduct and obstruction of an officer. She now awaits her day in juvenile court.

Authorities said no complaints have been filed with the Police Department concerning the incident.

"The mother was concerned that she was tasered after she had been handcuffed, she thought that was unnecessary," Spellman said.

Although no complaint has been filed, Spellman said this and all use of force is reviewed by the department's Internal Affairs Unit.