Video: Ind. Police Officer Assaulted with Own Taser During Arrest

Jan. 18, 2023
During a struggle with an Evansville police officer that was caught on body camera footage, a suspect grabbed the officer's Taser and deployed it, shocking the officer three times.

An Indiana police officer was attacked with his own Taser when a suspect grabbed the weapon during an arrest.

The incident happened when an Evansville police officer saw Robert Medlock fail to stop at an intersection and signal a turn, WFIE-TV reports. After stopping Medock in a front yard, the officer searched him and found a small jar filled with suspected methamphetamine.

The officer ordered Medlock to put his hands behind his back, but the suspect began to flee. That led to a struggle between the two, and Medlock was able to get a hold of the officer's Taser.

Medlock deployed the Taser, and the probes attached to the officer's ear. The suspect then shocked the officer three times before running to a garage with people inside. Once more officers reached the scene, Medlock was apprehened.

The officer's injuries included several cuts and bruises, a chipped tooth and puncture wounds on his ear. Medlock was charged with battery, disarming and resisting law enforcement, battery with a deadly weapon and other counts.

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