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Florida Officer's Drive-by Tasering Results In Man's Death

October 05, 2009  | 

The Pensacola (Fla.) Police Department is reviewing its policy on the use of less-lethal force, after an officer used a stun gun from his moving patrol car, reports.

Officer Jerald Ard fired his Taser as he chased a man who was fleeing on a bicycle Saturday morning in Brownsville. After the unidentified man fell off the bike, the car Ard was driving ran him over and killed him.

The department's policy doesn't carry a prohibition against officers using a Taser while driving, according to Police Chief John Mathis.

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