Woman uses Taser to stun Detroit police officer

Officer not injured, woman arrested


DETROIT – A Detroit police officer was stunned by a woman armed with a Taser early Thursday morning in the 3000 block of Clippert Street.

Police said the officer was responding to back up a unit on an investigation at about 12 a.m.. A 27-year-old woman approached the officer from behind and shocked him in the arm with a Taser. She took off running. 

The officer ran after her and was able to arrest her after a brief foot chase. 

The officer was not injured. 

The Taser did not belong to the officer. Detroit police officers do not carry Tasers right now. However, electronic control weapons, or Tasers, were approved for Detroit police officers in May. The Board of Detroit Police Commissioners unanimously approved them after Chief James Craig's request.

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