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DURHAM: An update on tazing incident of January 13th

DurhamcopsBy Alex Dober

Anthony Peaks, 24, was tazed 3-4 times on January 13th, 2014, by Durham Police for throwing a bottle at a police vehicle.

Anthony Peaks was involved in another police brutality incident in May 2009, when State Trooper R.K. Clay pulled him over for a minor traffic violation. Trooper Clay then shot Peaks multiple times, resulting in him being taken to Duke Hospital, where his life was saved.

This incident appears to have been the motivation for Peaks to have retaliated against the police on January 13th, although that is far from certain. (more…)

Tazing incident in Durham 01/13/14

DurhamcopsAt 9:15pm on Monday, January 13th, a young man threw a bottle at a Durham Police car on the corner of Main Street and the Campus Drive underpass, off of Duke East Campus. He was chased down and tazed, but tore the electrical leads from his chest and continued running. He was then tazed three more times and tackled. Between 15 and 20 Durham Police cars responded, with assistance from Duke Police. Police on scene were overheard joking and laughing about the incident, comparing techniques for taking down suspects, and demonstrating baton strikes and punches. Paramedics declared the victim unconscious and loaded him into an ambulance. It’s unknown if he had a heart condition or if any complications arose from the tazing he received. Calls to the Durham Police, Sheriffs Office, Durham County Detention Facility and Duke Hospital gave no information on the victims name or state of health. More updates as we get them.