SANDUSKY, Ohio — Police in Sandusky believe seven officers acted properly in subduing a suspect, September 21st.
The suspect was tasered, punched and kicked during an arrest. A police spokesman told Fox 8 news the suspect, Juan Recio, Jr., was stopped because of traffic violations.
Lt. John Orzech said the driver then lead police on a chase that lasted about a mile. The suspect then exited the vehicle and fled. Police tracked him down in a driveway and that’s where the incident escalated.
Dashcam video shows the suspect being punched and kicked. He was also tasered. Spokeman Orzech said early indications are that the officers involved did not violate policy.
“Our officers have to keep themselves safe, when somebody is reaching into their pocket in a foot pursuit there’s no good coming out of that so our officers had to take steps to keep themselves safe and that was done in this incident,” he said.
An internal police investigation is underway. The suspect faces several charges including resisting arrest and reckless operation.