This is the moment a suspect was tasered in his cell after he refused to be strip-searched.
One PC was heard saying the 50,000 volt weapon would make him “glow in the dark” and produce “blue flames coming out of his eye sockets”.
And another officer commented: “Ahh did you make him cry? Couldn’t happen to a nicer person.”
Now a police inspector faces a misconduct hearing after the 20-year-old prisoner complained about his treatment.
The image show one of two taser incidents which were investigated by the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC).
Both took place within seven weeks at the same police station and the watchdog has since ruled the use of the weapon was justified.
But it has warned bosses the device should only be used in cells in “exceptional circumstances.”
An officer from the same force tasered a blind man after mistaking his walking stick for a samurai sword.
The two incidents under investigation took place at Burnley police station, in July and September, 2012.
Lancashire Police said the tasers were used because both prisoners posed a risk of violence.
Guidelines state officers may use the weapon “when faced with violence or threats of violence of such severity that force is needed to protect the public, themselves or the individual concerned”.
The IPCC found police inspector Graeme Smith did have a case to answer for misconduct for not properly recording why he gave the go ahead for the taser to be used.
The force has also been asked to look at the guidance and training given to custody sergeants.
James Dipple-Johnstone, the IPCC Commissioner for Lancashire, said: “The IPCC has a number of concerns about the use of taser, including when it is used in confined spaces like police cells, where we believe it should only be used in exceptional circumstances.
“Although our investigations found that in both instances use of taser could be justified, there are areas for Lancashire Constabulary to address.
Rachel Baines, chair of the Lancashire Police Federation, said there were “always lessons to be learned” where tasers were involved.
She said: “The public still find it odd. We are under a lot of scrutiny, but it’s worth remembering that it is a less lethal option than using a baton and causes less injuries to people.
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