Stephen A. Crockett Jr.
Video footage shows a Fairfax County, Va., officer standing over a man he used a Taser on although the man appeared to be following the officer’s commands.  

Virginia police officials are investigating an incident captured on video that appears to show a black man complying with an officer's demands, yet the officer still uses a Taser on him.

The video, which was posted to Facebook, shows a Fairfax County officer, who was not identified, with his Taser out and aimed at the man. The officer tells the man to place his hands on the officer's car, which the man appears to do. The officer then fires his Taser, striking the man, who screams and falls to the ground.


The officer then begins yelling at the man to roll over. An onlooker yells to the cop, "What'd you do that for?"

"A gentleman just happened to be walking down the sidewalk, and the cop pulls up in front of him and tells him to turn over [sic]. And as soon as he has his back turned toward him, he Tasers him. He didn't see it coming," a witness told Fox 5. "He told him to turn around. He turned around, he complied. And boom, he popped out his Taser and he shot at him."

According to the news station, the man, who was not identified, has been charged with grand larceny, and the Fairfax County Police Department is investigating the officer's action.

Read more at Fox 5.

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