Police defend use of taser on man holding baby

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ARIZONA (NBC News) — Newly released body camera footage shows Tempe, Arizona police officers tasing a domestic violence suspect while he holds his 1-year-old child.

The body cam video posted to YouTube does not come from Tempe Police directly, but the department confirmed the incident through a statement.

According to police, on June 15, police responded to a call for a domestic violence incident involving Ivaughn Oakry.

Oakry became verbally combative with officers inside the home, according to police.

“During this time, Oakry committed endangerment by picking up his one-year-old child who walked up to him and refused to put the child down,” Tempe PD says in a statement.

Officers are heard on the body cam video asking Oakry to put down his child before they tase him.

The family is demanding the officers involved be fired.

Read more here.

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