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February 12, 2013
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Video: Fla. police take down motorcyclist after pursuit

Two officers subdued the man after he was forced to stop fleeing when he reached a dead end

By PoliceOne Staff

NAPLES, Fla. — A motorcyclist was taken down by two Collier County officers after he fled from police, sometimes reaching speeds of up to 110 mph and running several red lights.

Mateo Falconi, 22, is alleging that the officers used excessive force in arresting him, and used a TASER to subdue him after he reached a dead end, according to Fox 4.

"Once you reach a point and surrender and you know you're going into custody, you expect to be treated with some type of dignity and don't expect to be jumped by four grown men," Falconi said.

The Collier County Sheriff's Office says it will open a Professional Responsibility Bureau investigation to determine exactly what took place during the pursuit and arrest, the sheriff’s office said in a statement.

Among questions that will be resolved are whether Mr. Falconi was resisting being handcuffed at the time of the alleged excessive response to resistance and whether deputies on scene were following agency and state response to resistance guidelines while taking Falconi into custody.






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