No Charges Against Man In Taser Incident


There will be no charges filed against a man who was tased by a Metro Transit police officer over the weekend.  Officers were responding to a call Saturday evening about juveniles threatening riders with sticks. The situation escalated when a man who was not involved in the incident, started asking police questions. One officer deployed his taser and pinned the man to the ground, claiming he was interfering with the investigation. An online video of the encounter has sparked outrage and has been posted by groups like Black Lives Matter DC. Metro Transit Police are launching an internal investigation as to how the officer handled the incident and whether his force was appropriate.