PPD had Taser problems in 2005

Pensacola Police Officer Jerald Ard has been suspended and is under FDLE investigation for firing his Taser as he chased a man who was fleeing on a bicycle early Saturday morning in Brownsville and the running over the man with his patrol car. The fleeing man, who the PPD have yet to identify, died.

In 2005, the IN wrote about another Taser incident. The officer eventually quit and the Pensacola Police Department rewrote its Taser policy. Read Gotcha! Crimefighters’ New Toy.