Policeman jailed for blowing off man’s testicles with stun grenade

Effective way of dealing with an uncooperative criminal but unlikely to make it into the training manual.

A policeman has been jailed for a year and ordered to pay his victim €168,000 (£140,000) after blowing off a suspect’s testicles with a stun grenade.

The Catalan officer had been tasked with arresting two extortionists with a history of violence when the incident happened.

As the men were experts in martial arts and owned two dangerous dogs, his squadron’s commanding officer had allowed him to use stun grenades if needed.

The devices are designed to disorientate the victim by causing temporary loss of hearing and balance when detonated a short distance away.

But when one of the men refused to leave the car, the Barcelona Mosso D’Esquadra officer threw the stun grenade into his lap, it was reported by The Local, which translated an article by Spanish daily 20minutos.

The blast blew away the 25-year-old’s left testicle and caused him to lose most of his right one, leaving him infertile.

Sentencing the officer on Tuesday, Spain’s supreme court said the incident in 2008 had been an act of gross negligence.

It also ordered that he be suspended from his post.

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