Caught on Tape: Rehoboth Beach, DE Cop Tazes Man Then Stomps On His Face

Chris | InformationLiberation
Apr. 14, 2013

In this newly posted video, Delaware police officer Robert Whitman of the Rehoboth Beach police is seen on video cavalierly tazing 34-year-old Jeremy Anderson of Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, then disturbingly stomping his face into hard pavement.

Jeremy Anderson was placed in the bizarre position of being torn between "not resisting" and trying to guard himself from 50,000 volts of electricity about to be pumped into his body by another cop. While being handcuffed, with one hand behind his back and an officer on top of him, Anderson is seen on video moving his other arm to try and defend himself from Whitman's taser, officer Robert Whitman is then seen brutally stomping Anderson's face twice into the pavement. Anderson's doctors said he suffered a concussion as a result of the vicious assault.

Here's a local news report in the incident from NBC Philadelphia.

[Headphone warning: the audio/video goes completely haywire and blasts really loud after the 1:53 mark.]
The man in the video, 34-year-old Jeremy Anderson of Mechanicsburg, Pa., says he didn’t deserve the treatment he received from the three officers. He claims the entire ordeal started after he got into a verbal altercation with a hotel worker over a room key. Once police arrived, Anderson says they began to use a taser on him.

“He tased me in the chest,” he said. “I fell to the ground and he shot me with a dart in the back. He tased me multiple times in the spine.”

Anderson’s wife, Candace Brubaker, soon arrived and turned on her cellphone camera while begging the officers to stop.

“I was horrified,” said Brubaker. “You hear me in the video, I was simply horrified.”

Anderson was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and offensive touching of law enforcement. He spent two nights in jail before Brubaker posted a $7,000 bond. Once he was released, Anderson says he was told by doctors that he suffered a concussion.

“I have severe head pain, severe back pain and my nerves were freaking shot,” said Anderson.
The police chief says he's "investigating" but none of the officers involved have been fired.
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