Phillies Fan Tasered
May 4, 2010 by Post Team
Phillies Fan Tasered:PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A police officer used a Taser to apprehend a fan who ran onto the field during a game the Phillies on Monday night, and the team and police are investigating whether this was an appropriate use force.
The fan, a baseball cap, red shirt and khaki shorts, jumped a fence and ran around the gardens, eluding two security officers at the bottom of the eighth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals. An officer used a Taser and the fan was placed in a heap. Several of the Phillies put the gloves on the face and the laughter seemed to be drowning in the wild place.
Phillies spokeswomen Bonnie Clark said the police department is investigating the matter and discuss with the team if the use of the stun gun is appropriate.
The police spokesman Lt. Frank Vanore said the Philadelphia Inquirer The police internal affairs shall investigate to determine whether the dismissal “was the proper use of equipment.”
Vanore was not made available to The Associated Press, when a call was placed for public office of the police department issues Monday night.
The teams, said it was the first time a Taser has been used by police to stop a spectator who ran onto the field.
The ventilator was 17 years old, male, and he will be charged with criminal trespass and related offenses, the team said. The Phillies did not release his name because he is a minor.
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