Two police officers were called to a daycare center because a 10 year old autistic boy was having a meltdown. The officers were told the child was autistic and was outside having an outburst. This was not the first time the child had had a meltdown. He was not endangering other childern or himself. The daycare center employees had tried to calm him and get him inside, but were unable to. When the child would not comply to the officers' commands, one veteran office, with well over 25 years of service, slapped the child knocking his head into the outside wall of the daycare center. The other officer, who had been on the force a short time, tasered him. This became a major issue in this small town. The mayor called for the officers to be fired. The internal investigation by the police dept. found not wrong doing. The courts declined to get involved. After much media and public pressure, the senior officer was allowed to resign (early retirement) with full benefits. The junior officer was put on departmental probation and asked to take a retrainning class. Anyone care to comment?