Tuesday, August 19 2014 4:10 PM EDT2014-08-19 20:10:07 GMT
The police chief for Gulf Shores along Alabama's coast is weighing-in on the actions of the law enforcement commander in charge of Ferguson, Missouri's in the wake of an escalating crisis brought on byMore >>
Gulf Shores Police Chief Ed Delmore wrote a blistering open letter to Captain Ronald S. Johnson, who was given command of law enforcement operations following days of looting and rioting in the city.More >>
Deandre Connell said he was doing homework when a bolt of lightning struck a tree outside the living room window. The current traveled through the ground, blowing him off the couch. (8/19/2014) More >>
Deandre Connell said he was doing homework when a bolt of lightning struck a tree outside the living room window. The current traveled through the ground, blowing him off the couch. (8/19/2014)
A Washington Township Police officer has been placed on paid administrative leave after a video of a weekend traffic stop drew controversy.
The video showed Officer Eric Hart pointing a tazer at a man and a woman on the ground. Many said the officer crossed the line with the force he used on the two, along with their teenage son. The Washington Township Police Department says Hart was placed on paid administrative leave Wednesday.
The incident stemmed from a traffic stop involving a modified Ohio license plate. According to a police report, Aaron Tatkowski returned home while Officer Hart's vehicle was blocking his driveway. Tatkowski ended up on the ground handcuffed, before being placed in the back seat of Hart's vehicle.
The video of the incident has already been viewed nearly 80,000 times on YouTube.
Watch the raw video shot by a witness above. Mobile users, click on the "Video" button in the app to watch this story. Download our app here.