The Waveland Police Dept. in Waveland MS a town of only about 4000 people has around 25 Cops that have a history using Tasers as tools of pain
The story closes out with the following witness statement:
"P.J. Mauffray, who was at Kendall Marquar's house, said he was not aware that David Marquar was having a party.
"I did not know anything was going on at the pool house," Mauffray said.
Other witnesses said officers were verbally abusive to Marquar and when the taser was deployed it created a volatile situation.
San Schoonmaker, who was in the pool house, testified that he did not hear what happened, but saw Marquar get tased.
"The officer came in the door and something was said, then he tased him," Schoonmaker said.
Allen said after Marquar was tased, the entire group began to get aggressive towards officers.
Officer Henry Bouganim said the crowd was making physical threats towards the police as Marquar was being led to the patrol car.
"If we would have had more man-power, we could have arrested about 25 people," he said.
Moak said it was the officers who escalated the situation.
"The taser did not do anything except incite the crowd," Moak said.
Moak then began to ask why Allen had to use such force to arrest Marquar when Wittmann interjected into the conversation.
"He asked for it," Wittmann said. "He (Marquar) was the one who incited it. Would you have rather the officer pick up a stick and whack him with it?
Would that have done good? I don't want to hear anything more about that (taser).
The three-and-a-half hour trial ended with no verdict.
Wittmann said he wanted to study the case more before rendering a decision.
He promised a verdict by Monday afternoon.
If convicted, Marquar faces possible fines and up to six months in jail, officials said. "
I thought this news may peak the intrest of the anti Taser crowd and I think it demostrates the Police State is here!
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