Mass. cop hits fellow officer with TASER

An off-duty spat between one cop and his girlfriend was cut short with a department-issued stun gun


Associated Press

HAVERHILL, Mass. — Two police officers are facing charges after an off-duty fracas outside a Massachusetts home ended with one officer using a Taser on the other.

Daron Fraser lives in Raymond, N.H., and is a patrolman in Lawrence, Mass. Joshua Wallar, of Methuen, Mass., is a patrolman in Kingston, N.H.

Authorities say Fraser and his pregnant girlfriend were having a dispute late Tuesday night in Haverhill (HAY'-vruhl), when Wallar intervened and subdued Fraser with his department-issued Taser.

Fraser was charged with two assault counts. Wallar was charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. Both pleaded not guilty.

Wallar's lawyer says his client believed his intervention was justified. Fraser's lawyer says the dispute was overblown.

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