Trooper Back After Being Suspended For Using Stun Gun On Motorist

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(Credit: FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images)

(Credit: FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images)

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A state trooper is back on the road after a motorist says he was shot with a stun gun and repeatedly kneed in the face for calling the lawman a derogatory name.

The North Carolina Highway Patrol won’t say whether the unpaid two-day disciplinary suspension Trooper Sean Davidson served earlier this week was a result of the agency’s internal review of the Feb. 24 traffic stop along Interstate 77.

Daniel Westmoreland of Winston-Salem admits calling Davidson a jackass during a heated exchange about how fast he was going. The trooper then shocked Westmoreland with the stun gun while he was buckled in the driver’s seat of his truck.

Westmoreland was arrested for resisting an officer. That charge was later dismissed.

A request for comment from Davidson was declined.

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