The video below reveals another troubling use of a taser. 54-year-old Maurizio Biasini went to a Mendocino Beach called Portuguese Beach with his two twin sons, Dario and Andriano Biasini, and fell into the water. The police and fire department refused to go into the choppy water as the father was swept further and further out to sea. When the sons screamed at the officers for not acting and one tried to go into the water, the police tasered one son twice. The father was lost.
The fire department insisted on waiting for the Coast Guard as the distraught sons demanded action and swore at the officers. According to one witness, it was the police that turned the confrontation into a physical matter by grabbing one son around the neck and lifting him off the ground. They then tasered one son who wanted to rescue his father not once but twice. To make matters, the police proceeded to criminally charge the son for . . . you guessed it . . . interfering with a rescue that they refused carry out.
I am sure that there were good reasons for wanting the Coast Guard, but time was clearly of the essence. I am not faulting them for waiting. I was not there. However, it appears that the police escalated the confrontation and compounded the error with the repeated use of a taser as well as arresting a distraught son as his father literally drowned in front of him. There is an obvious lack of judgment and restraint in the use of force when you looks at this video.
It seems strikingly similar to a recent case of a house owner arrested for trying to save his pets in his burning home, click here
A civil lawsuit and a misconduct charge would appear certain in this case.
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