Sacramento Man in Critical Condition after Police Use Taser and Baton
SACRAMENTO — An investigation remains ongoing after an incident on Monday, March 6, 2017, where Sacramento Police used both a taser and a baton on a man in an effort to control him.
According to the Sacramento Police Department, they received a call at 1:53 p.m. on Monday about a man acting erratically and causing a disturbance on the 1100 block of Alhambra Boulevard. The caller told police that a shirtless man was approaching people outside of a business telling them he wanted to fight them.
When an officer arrived on the scene, he found the man seated on a curb. When the officer attempted to speak to the man, he became extremely agitated and confrontational and refused to obey the officer’s commands. A second officer arrived, but the man became even more erratic before running across L Street to a nearby medical facility.
Officers pursued the man into the facility and used numerous “less-lethal force” options, including a taser and a baton after the man continued to resist. Several more officers arrived at the scene and that was when they were finally able to subdue him.
Once the man was handcuffed, Sacramento Fire Department medical personnel evaluated him, which is standard practice when force has been used. The man became unresponsive so CPR was initiated and he was then rushed to a nearby hospital. As of Tuesday March 7, he was in critical but stable condition.