April 8, 2011
The Tampa Police Department came out yesterday saying that the use of a Taser on a man acting strangely was appropriate.
The case surrounds a situation that occurred over the weekend. Police say that a citizen flagged them down on Saturday afternoon saying there was a “crazy man” beating on cars on the corner of Kennedy Boulevard and Dale Mabry Highway in Tampa.
When police approached 23-year-old Jairious McGhee they claim his eyes were bloodshot and he lunged at an approaching officer. After failing to restrain McGhee, police used a Taser to control him.