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February 07, 2013
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Video: Man TASERed at party claims excessive force

Police say the man threatened them with a beer bottle and didn't obey their commands

KTRK

HOUSTON - Things got out of hand quickly at a house party in Magnolia a couple months ago when an officer shocked a man with a Taser. It was all caught on a dashboard camera and now the man who was shocked has hired a lawyer.

The man says he believes police used excessive force, Tasing him in front of his family. Police say the man threatened them with a beer bottle and didn't obey their commands.

"Get on the ground now! Get on the ground! Get on the ground!" a Magnolia police officer could be heard saying before Tasing the man.

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