The Oregonian is reporting that a Multnomah County corrections deputy has been sentenced to two years of probation for Tasering a man at a strip club while off duty.
The sentencing stemmed from an incident last June at a northeast Portland bar, where Steven Douglas Cowles, who had been drinking, Tased a man who was reportedly harassing a topless dancer.
Cowles was so drunk the stun gun, which he privately owned, had to be wrestled out of his hands, and he was taken directly to the drunk tank after being arrested.
Interestingly, Cowles’ lawyer contends that his client suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder from spending time in the Navy, and has a service dog to help him with his condition.
He’s been placed on unpaid leave pending an investigation by the county that could lead to his termination.