Do you think this was over the top? Video from a Tennessee deputy’s body camera shows the Knox County officer and his colleagues shocking an unarmed suspect with Tasers 10 times at 50,000 volts each during an arrest for public intoxication.
The footage was recorded in January, but was made public this week as part of a multimillion-dollar federal lawsuit filed 31-year-old Paul Branch, accusing two deputies with the Knox County Sheriff’s Department of using excessive force on him while he was ‘completely incapacitated.’
In his complaint, Branch claims he was not resisting arrest and posed no threat to anyone during an incident that took place on January 16, when county deputies and firefighters responded to the plaintiff’s Knoxville home for a report of a fire.
The lawsuit details that Branch was shocked five times for five seconds each and one time for 11 seconds by Deputy Saah, and four times for five seconds each by Deputy Gomez.
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