Calling a grisly Facebook photo of her battered son “misinformation,” police in Tullytown., Penn., are saying that mom Marissa Sargent has it all wrong when she charges that they “brutally tortured” 14-year-old Joseph Williams.
Sargent posted the photo of her son, Williams, on Friday (pictured at right). The original post is here.
The youth was arrested for shoplifting at a local Walmart earlier in the week. Sargent says that though what her son did was wrong — she says he was forced into it by a 19-year-old relative, who was also arrested — he didn’t deserve the beating that she claims police administered to him.
The cops and the Bucks County District Attorney deny the whole thing. They say that Williams ran away, even though his hands were still cuffed behind his back. They feared for his safety as he sprinted along a busy street, so when he kept running after orders to stop, they Tasered him.