A Pinellas Park, Florida homeowner was so literally shaken by his experience being tazed by police officers that he refused to speak with reporters for Tampa's WTSP, which relays his story. The homeowner in question, Derek Jensen, picked up a hose for neighbor Luis Rosa while attempting to save both their properties from a grease fire when police officers arrived on the scene and ordered Jensen to back away from the inferno. According to authorities, Jensen refused to stop combating the fire after multiple warnings, which is when they decided to employ the tazer. "They made several attempts verbally to get him out," said Captain Sanfield Forseth of the Pinellas Park PD. "He wouldn't allow them to pull him back." But Mr. Rosa thinks the police overstepped their bounds: "I thought it was totally abusive, and they did not have to do it." Mr. Jensen's lawyer agrees. "He was trying to protect his home," said attorney Heidi Imhof. "This is clearly an excessive use of force case." Via WTSP.Read Full Story
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Did these cops overstep their authority in tazing Jensen?