Lynchburg City Manager Releases Report on Tasing Incident - - ABC13

Lynchburg City Manager Releases Report on Tasing Incident


Lynchburg, VA - We're hearing from Lynchburg's City Manager about that altercation at an E.C. Glass/Heritage game back in October.

You may remember there were some questions surrounding how Lynchburg Police handled an incident with a group of teenage boys.

In a nutshell, City Manager Kimball Payne says he has done the research, and believes the Lynchburg officers involved in the altercation acted within department policy and the two young men were being overly aggressive.

This all went down on October 18th and started in the men's restroom at City Stadium.

According to Payne, the officers and one eyewitness all say four teenaged boys were being rowdy inside the restroom, including cursing and yelling. An officer confronted the group, escorted the boys outside, and asked them to leave. Payne says two teens complied and two did not.

The situation escalated after that. We received some photos from a witness who was there. Payne says four additional eyewitnesses and the officers say the two teenage boys became overly aggressive and gave specific details about that aggression. Payne says one eyewitness gave a different take, one that criticized the officers.

In conclusion, Payne says he supports the internal investigation done by the police department. He believes the officers had to use physical force to get the situation under control, and that using a taser on one of those teens was justified.

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