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April 18, 2007

TASER used on dad leaving Houston hospital with baby

By Cynthia Leonor Garza, Kevin Moran and Mike Glenn
Houston Chronicle
HOUSTON — A Houston man has been charged with endangerment after an incident at The Woman's Hospital where an off-duty Houston police officer used a Taser on the man as he tried to leave the hospital with his infant daughter.

William Lewis dropped to the hallway floor after being shocked in the incident early Thursday morning, and his 2-day-old daughter fell from his arms about 2 feet before landing on the floor, police said..

Lewis and his wife today said the use of the Taser was inappropriate. The Police Department said it was necessary because they considered the baby to be in danger, and cited reports of previous threats made by the man.

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