Another Look at the UCLA Taser Incident

An independent investigation of the infamous UCLA Taser incident--university police zapped a student after he refused to show his school ID, and a cellphone clip of the incident was posted on YouTube--says the officers violated use-of-force policies and guidelines of office conduct, the Daily Bruin writes.

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An independent investigation of the infamous UCLA Taser incident—university police zapped a student after he refused to show his school ID, and a cellphone clip of the incident was posted on YouTube—says the officers violated use-of-force policies and guidelines of office conduct, the Daily Bruin writes.

This probe, launched at the behest of the school's chancellor after students protested the incident, contradicts the original university police report. "Regardless, the level of resistance, even if not strictly or absolutely passive, was not actively or violently aggressive, and the use of the Taser was not justified," according to the independent investigation's analysis.

In January, Mostafa Tabatabainejad filed a civil rights lawsuit against UCLA and university police citing unprovoked police brutality. —Christina Mueller