Man Tasered, Kicked In Head By Police In Rehoboth Beach, Del.

9:26 AM, Apr 15, 2013   |    comments
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REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. (WUSA9) -- An arrest made in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware is raising some questions. The wife of the man being arrested recorded cell phone video of the incident, which shows officers repeatedly using a taser to subdue the man. At one point the man is kicked in the head.

We should warn you that some people may find this video disturbing. According to a Philladelphia news outlet, the man being arrested is 34-year-old Jeremy Anderson of Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. This video shows police using a taser on him several times and then one officer kicked him in the head. He says he suffered a concussion. Anderson tells the station he was on vacation when he got into a verbal altercation with a hotel worker over a room key. Police were called and the police chief tells WUSA9 Anderson made a threatening gesture toward his officer.

Watch the video and tell us: Did local police go too far in arresting this man for disorderly conduct?

Police Chief Keith Banks has seen the video and says an internal investigation will determine with police procedures were followed.

Rehoboth Beach Mayor Sam Cooper told us: "Right now all we have is the video. It is what it is. Obviously something happened before this incident."

Mayor Cooper says he's awaiting the outcome of the full investigation before passing judgment. He says, "I would think the officers would want the same thing."

Anderson was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, and offensive touching of law enforcement.
He spent two nights in jail.

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