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Friday, August 7, 2009

Black Man Tasered At Police Department

Southern Justice
Selma man tasered at police station

Joshua Layhew tasered Gary Sanders, above, after he was asked to leave and allegedly pushed Layhew.
Joshua Layhew tasered Gary Sanders, above, after he was asked to leave and allegedly pushed Layhew.
Selma patrolman Joshua Layhew tasered a Micro man in the police department parking lot on Webb Street last Wednesday.

Prior to being tasered, Gary Sanders, 40, 320 Trailer Park Rd., in Micro, pushed Layhew away, and had his fist balled to throw a punch, according to Layhew’s report.

Sanders came to the Police Department at 5:30 p.m. last Wednesday, which also happened to be his birthday, looking for paperwork for an incident, which happened earlier in the year, according to arresting officer David Nielsen.

Officer Tomeka Moore explained to Sanders he would have to go to the Magistrate’s Office for his own paper work.

He was then asked by Moore to leave because she said he was intoxicated and “agitated,” according to the report. Nielsen then came out of the department, and said he needed to leave.

Sanders allegedly cursed at Nielsen using the f-word. He then went to his car where there was an unknown female whom Nielsen said he believed to be Sanders’ mother.

“Officer Layhew asked her to remove him,” Nielsen said. Sanders turned to Layhew and reportedly cursed again, but this time at Layhew.

The police then asked Sanders to get out of the car because he was under arrest.

As Layhew and Nielsen removed him from the vehicle, Sanders, who was intoxicated, allegedly pushed Layhew away. That was when he said he noticed Sanders’ clenched fist. More HERE

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