Black Man Tasered 3 Times After Allegedly Jaywalking by Police (Video)
10 months ago
Zikomo Peurifoy screams on camera as police continually taser him.
A video of a Florida man being tasered repeatedly by police for allegedly jaywalking is garnering a lot of attention online, according to the Huffington Post.
The video, which runs 10 minutes, shows Zikomo Peurifoy being stopped by Casselberry, Florida police for ignoring crosswalk signals. When an officer asked Peurifoy for ID, he refused to give it to him.
"It's not a lawful command," Peurifoy says.
He was then cornered by officers in a parking lot and tasered three times until he fell on the ground.
Police claim that the officers' actions in the above video are so textbook, the clip is being used as an example of a perfectly appropriate use of force.
Peurifoy was charged with resisting arrest and battery on a law enforcement, along with a ticket for jaywalking. A friend of his who was at the scene asking police to get a supervisor, was also charged.
Calls to the Casselberry Police Department by the Huffington Post were not returned.