- Associated Press - Thursday, May 5, 2016

RENO, Nev. (AP) - Washoe County sheriff’s deputies are investigating a Reno police officer’s use of a Taser to subdue a suspect who was armed with a hammer during an altercation near downtown.

Sheriff’s spokesman Bob Harmon says two officers responded to reports of an assault and battery in the 200 block of Ryland at about 1:30 a.m. Thursday.

They found a 58-year-old man who had been severely beaten by two neighbors in a dispute over noise, and located two suspects who resisted arrest.

Harmon says 22-year-old Jacob Finn began to push and kick one officer while 23-year-old Andres Meza moved toward the other officer while refusing commands to drop the hammer.

The officer stuck Meza with a baton and deployed a Taser. Finn was arrested. Meza hospitalized with unspecified injuries.

Neither officer was hurt.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More

Click to Hide