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(PrisonPlanet & NBC11)-LOS ANGELES -- A cell phone captured video of a 23-year-old student being administered multiple Taser shocks by UCLA police on Tuesday.
The UCLA student was hit with the Taser shocks multiple times while he was in the Powell Library Computer Lab.
According to the paper, Tabatabainejad did not show ID to community service officers who were conducting a random check. UCLA police said Tabatabainejad was released by police after he was cited for obstruction/delay of a peace officer in the performance of duty.
The Daily Bruin reported that Tabatabainejad complained when an officer was escorting him from the lab and put his hand on one of Tabatabainejad's arms. He allegedly yelled, "Get off of me," according to the paper. He was then shot with the Taser, reported the paper.
The Daily Bruin reported that after he was hit, Tabatabainejad yelled, "Here's your Patriot Act, here's your f---ing abuse of power."
Originally posted by D4rk Kn1ght
A) dude should of stood up.....thus avoiding a tasering.
B) you get all smart arse with cops with tasers...then theb end results your problem.
C) No I.D? then wtf is he doing there any how? all that high value kit and student belongings...could he be a sneak thief/ who knows.
He got tasered, and booted out the door. Sorry, but you give grief, you gotta expect some back.
Originally posted by MCory1
Maybe I'm just a prime example of the ever-popular sheeple, but if a cop asks for my ID, he gets it.
How hard is it to just say "Yes Sir/No sir" until after the fact?
Originally posted by groingrinder
There was no reason to taser him other than the cops just wanted to show him "who was the boss".
He was asked for ID on a random check.
He failed to provide ID.
How many times can you ask someone to get up?
He clearly is the one who broke the law and was being removed from the area. I hope he learned about having your ID ready for random checks.
They should be fired and the guy should sue them for abuse of power.
The security personnel should be commended for doing their job.
After repeated requests, the officer left and returned with campus police, who asked Tabatabainejad to leave "multiple times," according to a statement by the UCLA Police Department.
"He continued to refuse," the statement said. "As the officers attempted to escort him out, he went limp and continued to refuse to cooperate with officers or leave the building."
Witnesses disputed that account, saying that when campus police arrived, Tabatabainejad had begun to walk toward the door with his backpack. When an officer approached him and grabbed his arm, the witnesses said, Tabatabainejad told the officer to let go, yelling "Get off me" several times.
One video showed a Los Angeles Police Department officer dousing a handcuffed suspect in the face with pepper spray as the suspect sat in a patrol car.
When asked whether the student resisted when officer attempted to escort him from the building, the witness said, "In the beginning, no. But when they were holding onto him and they were on the ground, he was trying to just break free. He was saying, 'I'm leaving, I'm leaving.' It was so disturbing to watch that I cannot be concise on that. I can just say that he was willing to leave. He had his backpack on his shoulder and he was walking out when the cops approached him. It was unnecessary."
When he didn't immediately vacate the building, the security operatives returned with police officers to escort him from the premises. The Daily Bruin continues: "By this time the student had begun to walk toward the door with his backpack when an officer approached him and grabbed his arm, at which point the student told the officer to let him go. A second officer then approached the student as well.
Originally posted by tazadar
Incidents like this prove why we need to be chipped with RFID. Just wave your arm over the scanner. No forgetting or losing ID cards.