Officer uses Taser on Black delivery driver in traffic stop
The officer then grabs the DoorDash driver and begins yanking him from the car. Moments later, he stuns Gordon with a Taser.
“Oh my God, that’s not lawful, sir. That’s not lawful,” Gordon said after he was hit. The video then ends.
Gordon is charged with resisting arrest and obstruction of justice in addition to the speeding ticket, his attorney said. His attorneys say they released the video of the incident to raise awareness and deal with the charges.
At the request of the Hamilton County district attorney’s office, the traffic stop is now under investigation by the county sheriff’s office.
Collegedale police said they are conducting an internal investigation as well, but have yet to identify the officer seen in the video.
The incident is just the latest addition to a national conversation around police use-of-force against people of color and the need for de-escalation training at law enforcement agencies.
Andrew Dorn, Janel Forte