Cop Watch

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Man burned when Kenosha police use Taser, pepper spray

A 28-year-old man sustained minor burns when Kenosha police officers used both a Taser and pepper spray while trying to subdue him during a struggle, authorities say.

Police Lt. John Morrissey said Wednesday that departmental policy prohibits using of both pepper spray and a Taser simultaneously, but one officer used the spray and another the stun gun and authorities were still investigating whether the policy had been violated.

Lloyd A. King of Racine sustained minor burns to his head and torso from a flash fire during the Aug. 1 incident, and he was treated at a hospital and released, Morrissey said.