Black man tased by deputies while trying to help car crash victims
The man reportedly ran onto the roadway and blocked the patrol car in an attempt to help victims of a car accident.
A Black man attempting to be a Good Samaritan ended up being tased by L.A. County deputies.
On Dec 1., Twitter user @dopeslangjr_ informed his followers that he was the victim of a car crash, and revealed that the man assisting him was attacked by officers. “Got into a bad car accident today and this man in the video tried to flag the police down to help us,” he tweeted alongside footage of the encounter. “Instead, they hopped out and tased bro, no cap.”
According to the video, four officers circled the man as he fell to the ground after being tased. Moments later, another man — who is reportedly the victim’s relative — ran out of a nearby home to stop the attack and screamed, “Hey, he’s not in his right mind! He’s not in his right fucking mind.” Officers tried to interject and eventually tackled him to the ground.
“He stood in front of the police car because they didn’t want to stop for us having an accident,” one woman said of the victim.
Another woman added her beliefs that the second man — who she claimed is the victim’s father — was trying to alert officers that there is mentally “something wrong with” the man who was tased. “Even when he came over here for your accident, he was talking to me and I could tell that there was something wrong with him,” she said.
The video eventually viral, gaining the attention of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department who confirmed that deputies were responding to calls of a car accident when “an individual ran onto the roadway, blocking the path of the deputies’ vehicle.”
“Deputies exited their patrol vehicle and contacted the individual. Despite their de-escalation efforts the individual became hostile and a use of force occurred,” the department said in a statement. “As the first incident was unfolding, a second individual approached deputies and ignored requests for him to back up. He struggled with the deputies and was taken into custody.”
As Buzzfeed reported, both men were taken to a local hospital after the confrontation. The Black man who was tased was still hospitalized as of Tuesday afternoon (Dec. 1), while his relative was released and charged with obstruction and battery on a peace officer.
The sheriff’s department has launched an investigation into the violent encounter.
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