Officers Cleared in Taser Incident
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement has cleared University of Florida Police Officers regarding the tazing of student Andrew Meyer. They ruled that the officers did NOT violate state law, or use of force guidelines. The report is more than 300 pages and includes many hours of taped interviews of witnesses, as well as videotape from the incident. WCJB TV 20 video was subpoenaed as part of the investigation. The officers involved in the incident are all back to work.
The incident occured on September 17th at a speech on campus by former Presidential candidate John Kerry. Meyer had become disruptive, and did not comply with police officers. The FDLE Report says Meyer was tazed for five seconds by Officer Nicole Mallo of UFPD.