Viral Video Shows BART Police Tase Man on Train

SAN BRUNO (KRON) — BART Police say they are reviewing a viral video on YouTube that shows a police officer using a taser on a passenger.


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The short video shows the BART officer confronting the man on board a train on January 29th then activating the stun gun. The next thing you see, the man is seen falling back onto one of the train’s seats.
Cell Phone Video of Tasing Incident

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BART officials say the officer was responding to reports of a drunk man who was harassing riders on a Millbrae-bound train. Investigators with the transit system say the man started to resist and the officer deployed the taser to bring him under control.

The man was taken to the hospital then booked into jail on resisting arrest and public intoxication charges. Police say a review of his records show the man was wanted on a no-bail warrant from the state Department of Corrections for a parole violation.

Some witnesses say they didn’t think the man did anything to deserve being tasered.

Internal investigators say they are reviewing the tape and talking to the witnesses.

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