Violent arrest raises concerns; Cop on modified duty after video shows East Village Taser incident

AmNews Staff Reports | 5/4/2020, 3:38 a.m.
Video shows a police officer in street clothes walking toward bystanders with a Taser that appears to be on.
NYPD Officer Francisco Garcia attacks bystander Daquan Owens/Facebook

An officer has been placed on modified duty after video surfaced on social media showing him charging at bystanders on a Manhattan street with a Taser in his hand, NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea said Sunday.

The video shows a police officer in street clothes walking toward bystanders with a Taser that appears to be on.

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NYPD officer charges bystander with Taser