Colo. deputy who Tasered students resigns |

Colo. deputy who Tasered students resigns

LEADVILLE, Colo. – A Colorado sheriff’s deputy who Tasered dozens of high school students at their request during a jobs fair had resigned.

Lake County sheriff’s officials said Monday that Deputy John Ortega resigned April 12. That was four days after the Lake County High School jobs fair when students asked Ortega to shock them with a Taser.

Ortega agreed and shocked 30 students; two students received minor burns and had to be treated at a nearby hospital.

Lake County’s District Attorney has not filed criminal charges against the deputy.


Information from: KUSA-TV,

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