Police use Taser on suspect for 42 seconds; internal investigation launchedBy John Henrehan, FOX 5 Reporter
My Fox DC
Nov. 14, 2013
EU Chief Says Over 100,000 Ukrainian Troops Have Been Killed in War With Russia; EU Cuts Statement From Her Speech
Elon Musk Suspends Kanye 'Ye' West From Twitter, Suggests He 'Incited Violence' by Posting Raelian Symbol
Kanye "Ye" West Appears on Alex Jones Show, Triggers International Incident With Israel
McCarthy Says GOP Will Not 'Go After People Simply Because of Their Political Views'; Says Nick Fuentes Must Be Banned From GOP For His Political Views
Elon Musk Meets With Tim Cook, Says They Resolved 'Misunderstanding' About Twitter Being Purged From App Store
REDERICKSBURG, Va. - On Saturday night, a police officer in Fredericksburg, Va., used a Taser for 42 seconds to subdue a man. The incident was caught on a cell phone camera by a bystander. The victim says too much force was used to subdue him.
Around 7:20 p.m. on Saturday, a car came down the slight hill on the 200 block of Hanover Street and smashed into five parked vehicles. Witnesses told police the driver got out and fled. The passenger in the car got out, and witnesses said he threatened them if they called 911. Several people called anyway.
The first responding officer ordered the suspect to the ground, but he was not fully compliant. The video shows the man springing up and attempting to run away.
The officer fires a Taser and applies the high voltage charge for 42 seconds. The man on the ground screams, and cries out, “Stop it. Stop.”
DC News FOX 5 DC WTTG