DISTURBING bodycam footages shows the moment a cop tasered a driver 11 times and allegedly pulled down his shorts to fire at his balls.
Johnny Wheatcroft, 39, could be heard screaming in agony as his two terrified sons, aged 6 and 11, and his wife looked on.
He is now suing Arizona police claiming that two officers used “unlawful, unnecessary, unreasonable, and excessive force” which left him with “life-altering injuries”.
Wheatcroft was pulled over in his car by Glendale officers Matt Schneider and Mark Lindsey in July 2017 after a traffic stop for an alleged turn signal violation.
Horrific footage shows a handcuffed Wheatcroft being repeatedly tasered as one cop knelt on his back and another kicked him in the groin.
One officer then slammed Wheatcroft face down onto the asphalt while Schneider continued to tase him, the lawsuit says.
Officer Schneider then pulled down Wheatcroft’s shorts so he could fire at his testicles, according to court documents.
As a group of cops began removing the Taser prongs, Schneider allegedly placed his Taser on Wheatcroft’s penis.
The officer then yelled: “Keep fighting and you’re going to get it again. You want it again? Shut your mouth”, the lawsuit states.
At one point he says “stop being such a baby”.
Throughout the ordeal, Wheatcroft’s children can be heard wailing: “Please stop! Daddy are you okay?”
Their mum, Anya Chapman, 36, added: “He’s not going to do nothing.”
Chapman allegedly swung a bag filled with bottled drinks at Officer Lindsey, knocking him unconscious.
Schneider then continued firing the Taser as he called for backup.
Police said Wheatcroft eventually calmed down and both he and Chapman were arrested.
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They both initially were charged with aggravated assault and physically resisting arrest.
They both spent months in jail after the incident because they couldn’t afford bail.
Chapman agreed to plead guilty to a lesser charge in order to get home to her children, her attorneys said.