After Warden confronted the 19-year-old University of Oregon student in an upstairs bedroom and tried to pull the blanket off him, the officer was somehow knocked to the ground, according to the report.
“I was now tangled in the blanket and (the student’s) legs,” Warden wrote. “While I was on the ground, (he) turned toward me. I thought (he) was coming at me to potentially hurt me and told him to get back. He continued toward me ignoring my commands to now get back. I stood quickly and deployed my Taser [...]
In a separate report, Warden said he didn’t know if he “tripped on (the student’s) legs, the blankets, my own feet, or slipped. I don’t know if (the student) swept my feet with his legs. I know I was pulling (the student’s) blanket back to see his hands and the next thing I know I am on the ground on my right side.”
so, clumsy, frightened cop (who has been videotaped tasering defenseless people in the past) + asian-looking, non-english speaker = taser? I’m supposed to believe that story? Even if they fire this guy, it’s going to end up costing Eugene a ton of cash. Guess maybe it would have been smarter to can him last year, after he tased that hippie who was already face-down, restrained, and handcuffed.