Dashcam: Man Nearly Blinded After Cop Tasers Him in Eye for No Reason

A man has filed a federal lawsuit against a Fayette County, OH Sheriff’s Deputy for excessive force.

Matthew David Kelly was riding with his friend who was pulled over for suspected DUI and arrested by state trooper Bryan Cook. Kelly was asleep in the the passengers seat.

Then overzealous deputy, Clinton Sines, came over after Cook tried several times to wake Kelly up.

When Kelly finely comes to, he is obviously disoriented and begins flailing his arms. At this time Sines tries to remove him from the vehicle, but does not realize that Kelly is restrained by his seat belt.

Not giving Kelly a chance to remove the seat belt, he kept pulling and pulling and then pointed the taser at his face and fired. A prong from the taser struck Kelly in his right eye.

“Get on the ground, get on the ground, now, get on the ground, I’ll do it again, get on the ground,” Deputy Sines yelled.

Kelly stood there with his hands on his head and appeared confused. The deputy activated the Taser for a second time, and according to the lawsuit, “sent a second surge of high voltage electricity” into Mr. Kelly’s eye.

According to WBNS-10TV, both Trooper Cook and Deputy Sines then realized that Kelly was still buckled in. He was eventually freed from the seatbelt and complied with the orders.

The lawsuit claims the Taser prong remained embedded in his right eye.

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In the video, Kelly’s eye is swollen shut. “My eye hurts,” Kelly told them. Paramedics later transported him to the hospital for surgery and according to the lawsuit, Kelly suffered “near total loss of vision” in that eye.

Fayette County Sheriff Vernon Stanforth said, “Deputy Sines was not reprimanded for these allegations. I thoroughly reviewed the video and believe he acted within policy.”

10TV obtained Deputy Sines’ personnel file and along with several accolades, there were also reprimands for unprofessional conduct and failure to perform his duties.

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Sines was named the defendant in another lawsuit in which he allegedly tried to make an 18 year old girl remove her clothing in order for him to let her off for an alleged missing tail light.

Kelly’s eye is clearly swollen and discolored. Image: Ohio State Patrol Read more at http://thefreethoughtproject.com/dashcam-man-blinded-cop-tasers-eye-reason/#IErx075tv82dj4TD.99

Kelly’s eye is clearly swollen and discolored. Image: Ohio State Patrol

According to that lawsuit, several complaints for unprofessional conduct had been made against the deputy and yet he was still allowed to remain a law enforcement officer. The parents of the girl named the Sheriff as well in the lawsuit, for allowing Sines to return back to work after all of these allegations, thus leading to the girl’s sexual harassment.

Apparently Fayette County Sheriff’s Department is short on police officers, otherwise why would they keep such scum bag in their ranks? That was a rhetorical question.

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  • eman1973

    The only thing worse than a nigger state is a police state, in this case,we aparrently have both. This monkey with a badge and gun should be executed.

    • Uchiha Madara

      whats a “nigger” state

      • DanD

        A “nigger” state is where ANYBODY (White, Black, Hispanic, Asian, Am ha-eretz, lower-99% types) who is not from “old” or otherwise abusively opulent wealth are — to varying degrees — treated like Antebellum slaves (who were popularly from the rich oligarchic class [along with all their low-rent, White-trash relatives] called “Niggers”).

        It’s just another economic way of saying “We’re all Niggers now … “.


        • Uchiha Madara

          what is a nigger

    • Uchiha Madara

      am i able to look that up on google and find an answer to that or no? i doubt it

      • eman1973

        Lol, u mad bro?

        • Uchiha Madara

          ya bro

    • Nicole Lynn Spengler

      Thanks for taking away from the point douche…..

    • nich

      you sir are an invalid

    • eman1973suckshisfatherscock

      lol good thing it was the white guy with taser eh? now go suck your fathers dick

    • Wow

      Eman1973 you sir , are a white nigger.

  • Nicole Lynn Spengler

    So apparently police don’t understand that people can be discombobulated when woken up (probably intoxicated)……. How is it cops are terrified little children but are supposed to be trusted with the most important job?!?!?! Over police…. They are scared LITTLE MEN with too much power. It probably a good thing the guy was too out of it to go for his seatbelt on his own because these idiots would have thought he was reaching for a weapon and killed.

  • kraz

    I’m so glad that these two grown cops were able to neutralize this serious threat of a sleeping boy. Imagine if they had not ran to the truck barking orders, assaulting him and finally shooting him in the eye with a taser? I can only imagine what could have happened. /sarcasm
    Of course they were found innocent and still roam the streets endangering other people. Cops are never found liable or guilty when they investigate themselves. What a freakin’ joke. These cops belong in prison. The kid deserves to get paid and not by the taxpayers but by the cops that assaulted and blinded him.