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From the most recent Council Information Letter:
Chief Harshberger reports we had the first Taser deployment on Saturday, April 26th. Officers responded to an incident involving a subject (white male, 53 years old) experiencing mental problems. His girlfriend requested our assistance to commit him to the hospital for a psychological examination (he has a long history of mental issues). He became aggressive toward the officers who repeatedly tried to calm him down by talking with him. He got into a fighting stance and the officers tried to tackle and hold him for handcuffing, but he was too strong and was able to break free. Sgt. Gress deployed the Taser and he immediately went down incapacitated. He was handcuffed without further incident. He was transported to the hospital for evaluation by HVA. Everything went well and by the book. The Taser worked exactly as billed, which kept the officers from fighting with this subject.