March 14, 2013
A 41-year-old Raleigh, North Carolina, suffered serious Taser® Gun Injuries as a result of local law enforcement using the device in their efforts to detain him. WRAL News explains the incident occurred Tuesday at around 6:00 p.m., near the corner of Lake Pine Drive and Maynard Road in Cary, North Carolina.
Police say officers pulled the man over for speeding. When they began to investigate the victim and his vehicle, the man attempted to run. The officers then used the less-than-lethal device to bring the man to a halt. When the volts of electricity hit the victim though, he fell to the ground and suffered a fractured skull and back. The victim’s family says he is also showing signs of nerve damage as a result of his injuries.
A police spokesperson, Chief Pat Bazemore, asserted officers followed all procedures and policies during the stop and subsequent investigation. However, the victim’s family contends officers used excessive force under the circumstances.
The case remains under investigation by the police department’s internal affairs unit.
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