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Police captain: Use of force at H2O bar reasonable - The Galveston County Daily News : Local News

July 24, 2014

Police captain: Use of force at H2O bar reasonable

Officer defends police's actions, uses stun gun in courtroom demonstration

Posted: Tuesday, April 1, 2014 12:30 am

HOUSTON — A Galveston police captain testified Monday that officers used appropriate force, including the use of a stun gun and pepper spray, at an island resort in 2008 to subdue wedding guests who were refusing to comply with police orders and resisting arrest.

To demonstrate the sound made by a stun gun, Capt. Byron Franklin discharged a Taser into a cardboard box in Houston’s federal court, where a lawsuit alleging brutality by Galveston police officers is being tried.

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