A new video shows 10 officers with the LAPD surrounding Christopher Zareck, 43, who is confined to a wheelchair. In the video below, Zareck appears combative, but the response of the officers is being criticized as excessive and abusive. Zareck was tasered and hit repeatedly by bean-bag rounds.
Officers were trying to taken Zareck into custody and the tape records three bean bags discharged. Zareck appears to scream and kick his legs out. The officers insisted that they were in danger when Zareck brandished a pole. He was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon. Police have also released word that Zareck was previously charged with driving under the influence and hit-and-run.
None of the officers involved has been placed on leave.