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Man is Tasered after allegedly failing to comply with officers' orders

October 16, 2009 | 10:02 am

LAPD officers used a Taser gun on a man early this morning after he allegedly refused to comply with orders, authorities said.

Officers responded to a call about 1 a.m. of a man with a weapon on the Westside, but by the time officers arrived, the suspect, accompanied by two other men, had already left, said Sgt. B. Roberts.

A police helicopter tracked down their car at an undisclosed location in the Pacific Division, which includes Venice, Mar Vista, Palms, Westchester, Playa del Rey and LAX.

Officers stopped the car and two of the occupants complied with their orders.

“One refused,” Roberts said. “As a result, a use of force occurred.”

The man was taken to a hospital for treatment and arrested for disturbing the peace. Further information about the men was unavailable.

-- Seema Mehta

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