TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami) – A Tallahassee police officer has been placed on administrative leave after he was caught on camera shooting a woman in the back with a stun gun.
“Based on the video, I have enough concerns to call for an internal investigation,” said Tallahassee Police Chief Michael DeLeo. “We will conduct a thorough investigation into this incident. We want to be transparent with the community by sharing what we can at this point, including the video.”READ MORE: Finding This Year’s Most Popular Toys May Be Challenging Because Of Supply Chain Issues
According to police, their officers were sent to check out recent complaints of drug deals in a neighborhood.
A cell phone video captured them taking three people into custody. After they were handcuffed and put in patrol cars, 62-year old Viola Young approached one of the cars to ask about one of the people who had been arrested.
The officer standing outside the patrol car advised Young to stay back. Police said that’s when Officer Terry Mahan approached Young and attempted to take her into custody.
In the video, Young appears to be walking away when the officer uses his stun gun, striking her in the back. She falls face-first to the ground. Officers surrounded her and eventually helped her to her feet and walked her to a squad car, the video shows.READ MORE: Experts Don't Anticipate National Supply Chain Crisis To End Anytime Soon
Police didn’t release the name of the person who shot the video.
Want to see it for yourself? Click on the video below and go to the 2:30-ish mark. Warning: The video contains foul language.
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