VIDEO: Female Officer Tases Man In The Taint, Knocking Him Out

Bodycam video captured the moment that an officer used a Taser on a man who was fleeing from her.

Chicago, IL – A citizen watchdog group is investigating a case where a Chicago Police Department officer who deployed her Taser on a wanted suspect who was running from her, hitting a sensitive part of his body.

The Civilian Office of Police Accountability released the video recently of the Nov. 28 incident, according to the Chicago Tribune. (Video below)

In the video, Officer Marissa Garbacz is shown pulling over Stephen Baldwin for an expired license plate. He then told the officer he had no form of identification or anything with his name on it.

When Officer Garbacz asked him to step out of the car and started to arrest him, Baldwin ran.

WBBM-TV reported that Baldwin was wanted on an out-of-state fugitive warrant.

Officer Garbacz found Baldwin hiding in a stairwell. Baldwin then tried to run again, but Officer Garbacz deployed her Taser on him when he was climbing a chain-link fence.

Baldwin fell to the ground, hitting his head. The police report said that Baldwin was taken to the hospital and treated for bleeding on the brain.

The video showed that Officer Garbacz had to repeatedly remind Baldwin to keep his hands up after he was captured.

It also showed that Baldwin ignored Officer Garbacz’s warning that she would use her Taser if he didn’t stop climbing the chain-link fence.

The incident happened just weeks after the Chicago Police Department began new guidelines on the use of a Taser.

The Chicago Tribune reported that the new guidelines state that officers should try to avoid using the weapon during a number of situations “when practicable.”

That includes if suspects are running away, elevated above ground or could fall and injure their head, the newspaper reported.

That encompasses most situations where a Taser could reasonably be used.

WBBM reported that Baldwin was charged with drug possession, resisting arrest, using a fraudulent driver’s license and reckless conduct. He is being held in Cook County Jail without bond.

You can see the video of the incident below. The action starts about 3 minutes in:

Comments (13)
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sturnman22
sturnman22

Decent work - got what he deserved!

YoP
YoP

Good job

marksnagel
marksnagel

Fine job.

sbfan2000
sbfan2000

Good word officer.

sbfan2000
sbfan2000

Work*

Jimmyd2
Jimmyd2

Well done officer!

Bill d
Bill d

I wish he broke his neck when he fell over the fence. This officer had more patience than required.

Andrewfurb44
Andrewfurb44

She did everything by the book. I thought the use of a taser was to stop and control the perp versus using a gun. What’s this bullshit about avoiding its use? Ok, I’ll leave my taser in my locker and use my GUN the next time.

lds719
lds719

The only reason for what you call "bullshit" is because this is Shitcago. They don't think like normal human beings. There are those in that shithole that want to disarm the police completely. The President should "build that wall", but it should be around Chicago.

pendejO411
pendejO411

I just love the red nail polish.

DavidPeoria
DavidPeoria

Refuse and resist never ends well.

JWP
JWP

Good Job Officer! However; Am I the only one to find the title of article absolutely hilarious? "Stop! Or I will tase youre Taint"!!

qazwiz
qazwiz

definite proof that the officer is right... and the policy, as described above, is wrong.... unfortunate that she likely will be found out of compliance with policy. the alternative would let another skumbag go because he ran away to terrorize citizens another day