Man Struck With Stun Gun Three Times, Once by Accident

The Carol Stream man was arrested for obstructing police.

A Carol Stream man arrested for obstructing a police officer on March 12 was reportedly hit with a stun gun three times, once by accident.

Brandon Devon Byrd, 25, of 623 Gundersen Dr., No 206, was arrested after an incident that took place in the 300 block of West Main Street.

According to the police report, Byrd was allegedly throwing objects into a crowded dance floor at Scotland Yard. An officer told Byrd to leave the dance area and went to escort him to the stairs but he repeatedly refused and would not comply with commands.

The officer at the scene then pulled out his Taser and reportedly told Byrd to leave again. After he refused again, the officer discharged the device, striking him in the chest and causing him to fall to the ground. After the officer lifted him up, Byrd allegedly refused to place his hands behind his back and the officer again discharged the Taser.

It was during this second attempt to arrest Byrd, who was on the ground, the resulted in the Taser activating accidentally while the officer was attempting to cuff him. According to the report, a subject in the area bumped the officer and that caused the discharge.

Byrd reportedly declined medical attention after the arrest.

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John Icke March 18, 2011 at 01:19 PM
Scotland Yard, been there a couple of times. Keep reporting on the drunks, I love hearing about all the weird happenings at bars I've actually been to and feeling so great that I wasn't there. :)


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