UPDATE: As reported by The Washington Post, A Prince William County police officer's use of a Taser to subdue two people who were resisting arrest at a party last month in the Manassas area was appropriate and lawful, Chief Charlie T. Deane said Thursday, describing the results of an internal investigation.
One officer used the Taser's "touch stun" mode to gain control of Edgar Rodriguez, 54, and Leticia Elias, 25, police said. That means the officer touched the device to both people while in close contact with them, Deane said. Police said the Taser, which records data about its use, was turned on twice, for about three seconds each time, and did not cause any injuries. The officer did not shoot the probes often associated with a Taser gun, police said.
Police went to Rodriguez's home on Lafayette Avenue shortly before 8 p.m. July 26 after receiving reports of loud music, heavily intoxicated partygoers and fireworks being set off in the residential neighborhood. Police said that Rodriguez "acted disorderly, cursed at the officers and refused to turn down the music" and that he later resisted arrest. He is charged with public intoxication and resisting arrest.
Elias was hit with the Taser as she and a large group of relatives allegedly tried to interfere with the arrest, and she was arrested and charged with assault and battery on a law enforcement officer, obstruction of justice and resisting arrest. More HERE
Publisher Tasered While Black Says: These sound like cover your ass charges made by police. Assault and battery on a law enforcement officer, obstruction of justice and resisting arrest, RIGHT!