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Virginia police investigating videotaped arrest of teenager who refused to exit vehicle

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April 10–The Virginia Beach Police Department is conducting an investigation into an incident in January where an officer used a Taser during a traffic stop, officials said.

The stop happened about 9 p.m. on January 10 in the 1900 block of Darnell Drive and involved a juvenile, said Virginia Beach Police Department spokeswoman MPO Tonya Borman.

Borman would not answer questions about what led the officer to stop the driver, what kind of interaction they had or other details about their encounter, citing the pending investigation into the matter.

Police also said they have made arrests and recovered drugs as a result of the traffic stop, though Borman also did not answer questions about those.

The police department “immediately” began investigating the incident using a report of the use of force from the police officer, as well as video taken from the camera on the officer’s Taser that was submitted the night of the incident, Borman said.

A citizen also recorded video of the incident, which has been shared via social media, though Borman said the police department was unaware of the video until Thursday.

The officer involved in the incident has been placed on administrative duty, though police spokesman MPO James Cason would not say when that happened, also citing the investigation.

Police said the investigation is “self-initiated” and was not prompted by a complaint from a citizen.

“The internal investigation was initiated based the processes and policies that serve as checks and balances when an officer uses force,” a news release from the department stated.

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  1. The little bastard deserved it. Had this been my son, I’d be asking the officer why he came out of the incident without bruises, then ask if I could borrow a taser while I visited him in his jail cell… and maybe a baton. I’m not as strong as my son any more. Might need an assist.

    Of course, my son wasn’t an entitled little brat. He’s had encounters with the police and always behaved as a gentleman. Interestingly, he’s never been tased or sprayed or whupped by the police. He politely got his ticket, politely allowed searches and came out unscathed.

    Amazing how that works.

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