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Man tased by Albany police

A man who was Tasered by police gets checked out by Dougherty County EMS officials Monday morning near the Dougherty Judicial Center. Police say the man charged a police officer during a traffic stop, prompting the officer to draw his Taser.

A man who was Tasered by police gets checked out by Dougherty County EMS officials Monday morning near the Dougherty Judicial Center. Police say the man charged a police officer during a traffic stop, prompting the officer to draw his Taser.

ALBANY, Ga. — James Young, 28, is in custody after a domestic issue led to him being Tasered by an Albany police officer.

Albany Police Department spokeswoman Phyllis Banks said Young has been charged with obstruction of police and interfering with child custody. Young was also wanted for a probation violation, Banks said.

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According to Banks, Young was late bringing his child back to the child’s mother this morning, prompting her to go to the Dougherty Judicial Building to file charges against him. A lookout was posted for his car, and an APD officer stopped him.

During the traffic stop, Young got out of his car and charged toward the officer. The policeman used a Taser to stop him.

Dougherty EMS came to the parking lot of Anytime Bail Bonding, located behind the courthouse at Flint and Washington streets, and treated Young, removing the Taser barbs.

Banks said the Albany Police Department’s standard operating procedure dictates that an internal review be done any time there is a use of force. Police have started that review, she said.

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Sister_Ruby 2 years, 1 month ago

Next stop Maurice King's office. Man gonna try and get some Sue Money.

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waltspecht 2 years, 1 month ago

Now, once an individual advances to within that seven yard window, especially with hostile intent, the Officers have to defend themselves. Seven yards is the distance accepted as where an individual can still inflict harm on a victim, even if shot. So with a man running at a Police Officer, he's lucky the Officer had the option of the Taser. Otherwise it might have been a 40 caliber bullet that stopped him. It isn't an Officer's job to fight on an equal footing. It is an Officer's job to remove a threat. Whether to themselves, or another. Many of our Officers are not in shape enough for physical confrontation, and it's about time we accepted that fact. Plus we want to avoid Officer injury. That is the purpose of Officer survival training. You want to try and injure an Officer, fine. However, you had best be ready to accept the consequences of your action. For all they know you might be planning on seizing their weapon to use against them.

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ObjectiveEyes 2 years, 1 month ago

waltspecht: I'd like to meet you some day. You always have interesting insight and opinions on squawkbox issues...

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waltspecht 2 years, 1 month ago

I eat lunch at Hardees or Fox Pizza most every day in Dawson from 12 to 12:45. If your lucky Tommy Coleman will show up at Hardees. I doubt if you could miss me, I am not that small an individual

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Hoodie 2 years, 1 month ago

I wouldn't call Tommy Coleman Showing up "Lucky"

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daisymae 2 years, 1 month ago

I agree with Sister Ruby, this man's next stop...lawyer. It will soon be that the police will need to ride two to a car; one to drive and do the arresting and the other to carry the video camera so they can show they had just cause to stop and taser/arrest/stop them in general/question theperson/ basically to cover their butt.

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agonized 2 years, 1 month ago

Oh, I don't think that would stop a lawsuit, daisymae, although it is a good idea. Generally, any time it's anticipated that force will have to be used, police officers try to have backup right there, and domestic matters are the worst--so they know to be on guard then.

I don't have a clue why anyone would go into law enforcement now; yes, there are some bad officers, but there are also some good ones. They are overworked and underpaid and then they have to deal with the inevitability of a frivolous lawsuit like this case will turn out to provoke. I hate to be so cynical, but I see it quite often.

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chinaberry25 2 years, 1 month ago

Bet he thinks next time before he shows his butt. Lawsuit or no he will never forget it.

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Cartman 2 years, 1 month ago

If he had not charged toward the officer, he wouldn't have stepped within range of the taser.

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VSU 2 years, 1 month ago

With him charging after the officer like he did, he should be thanking the officer for not doing anything more than to taser him.

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tywebb 2 years, 1 month ago

The officer could have shot him and then he would've earned a Darwin Award......posthumously, of course

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dgc8506 2 years, 1 month ago

I know for a fact that this article is erroneous. I saw the entire ordeal. First of all, the suspect was a passenger in another persons vehicle. The suspect was taken to the police dept, to look for the mother of his child after havind a dispute with her. After being picked up from his mothers place of employment where he met the child's mother to exchange the child where he had in fact been left with the child by the child's mother. The suspect did get out of the car against the officers authority but he exited the vehicle with his hands in the air. I understand that this was the wrong move but in no way, shape nor form did he 'charge' the officer. The officer had his gun drawn prior to the suspect exiting the vehicle and when the suspect exited the vehicle the officer secured his gun and removed the taser and put the suspect down. Second of all, if this was genuine custody disagreement or dispute, why is it that the suspects mother had the child the entire time the suspect was in the custody while the mother of the child was no where to be found? I would think that they would call the DFACS until the child's mother was found? Just goes to show you how corrupt the city of Albany really is. I know a lot more about this case but i will not divulge critical info about an ongoing case that is under investigation (or the lack thereof) . The police in Albany are a joke. I know several officers,more than several actually, who were far less than upstanding citizens before they became officers of the law and they are simply criminals with badges now. They serve and protect their own...#thatisall

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tywebb 2 years ago

who are you? are you a cop? you say you "saw the entire ordeal" and then go on to say..."suspect was a passenger.....was taken to police dept......was picked up from his mothers place of employment......and then to where he got out of the car????" I'm really not following your time line here. and the officer already had his gun drawn??? why????? and then when the suspect got out of the car he put it away?? This is why eyewitness testimony is not reliable

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stc1993 2 years, 1 month ago

That's why they tell you not to get out of your vehicle if your stopped. Keep your hands on the steering wheel so they can see them.

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TRUTH101 2 years, 1 month ago

He better be happy the Glock wasnt used...smh.... There are a lot of officers who dont have the option of the taser.

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