A St. Louis police officer tried to tase a fellow cop who was driving their patrol car down Washington Avenue, according to new criminal charges.
Officer Christopher Childers, 34, attempted zap the female officer with his department-issued Taser on February 26 as they drove near the Thirteenth Street intersection in Downtown West. He was cited for fourth-degree assault following an Internal Affairs investigation, police say.
"The victim was afraid she would lose control of the patrol car," police said in a probable cause statement.
The document was first unearthed by KSDK reporter Jacob Long.
Childers was charged with misdemeanor assault and issued a summons.
The brawny veteran officer is a repeat contender in the annual Budweiser Guns N' Hoses charity event, where cops and firefighters box each other to benefit the BackStoppers.
The police department refused to comment on Childers' job status.…