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Glendale police Taser man during early morning struggle

March 12, 2012

A 21-year-old man was arrested early Monday after he fought with police officers, who eventually used a Taser subdue him, officials said.

Jeremiah Robinson was taken into custody about 5:56 a.m. on suspicion of resisting arrest, assault on an officer and public intoxication, Glendale Police Sgt. Tom Lorenz said.

An ambulance driver found Robinson passed out without shoes in the 3200 block of Verdugo Road, according to Glendale police reports.

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Police and the ambulance driver nudged Robinson and tried to wake him, but he just moaned and remained on the ground, officials said.

Robinson eventually woke up and began standing up despite police orders for him to remain seated, according to reports.

He then suddenly moved into a fighting position and faced one of the officers, according to police.

But the officer quickly grabbed Robinson and took him down to the ground. Robison allegedly began kicking and pulling his arms away from the officers.

After police made several requests for Robinson to release his hands, they used a Taser to stun and handcuff him.The ambulance driver later told police that Robinson said “tase me” during the tussle, according to police reports.

-- Veronica Rocha, Times Community News

Twitter: @VeronicaRochaLA

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