Chicago Man Tasered In Courtroom While Wrestling With Deputies

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Keevan Fullwiley, convicted of gun charges in a Chicago courtroom on Thursday, decided he wasn’t going down without a fight. When the 35-year-old heard the guilty verdict, he charged a deputy and punched him in the face, before he was eventually wrestled to the ground and tasered, reports the Chicago Tribune.

The Tribune reports:

Other deputies grabbed Fullwiley and wrestled him to the ground while a deputy used a Taser on him and he was taken into custody, officials said.A deputy suffered a serious laceration to his right elbow and injured his shoulder, neck and back, officials said.

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The safety of the taser has again been called into question recently after a California woman, Angela Jones, immediately went into cardiac arrest after been tasered by California Highway Patrol. They attempted to search Jones’ purse during a stop; when she responded, “I just don’t feel like I want you to take my purse from me,” and tried to get back into her vehicle, she was hit three times in the chest with a Taser X26. According to the Huffington Post, the weapon sends 1,200 volts through its target.

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Fullwiley, who was found guilty of “possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance and possession with intent to deliver cannabis,” will face new charges stemming from the incident.

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