As of Monday, August 20, 2012
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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.