New Orleans, Louisiana 2021-05-04 13:30:00 –
A Port Allen police officer arrested after stunning a man who was handcuffed for help behind a police car resigned from the department.
A lawyer representing Officer Nolan Dae-hong said on Tuesday that he had voluntarily decided to resign from his position. Dehon wrote in his resignation that this decision would be in the best interests of his family and the Port Allen community.
His resignation was set to decide whether the Port Allen City Council should dismiss officers, and came just one day before the city’s police chief upheld the decision.
Daehong was one of the police officers who responded to a report from a man (later identified as Iser Richardson Jr., 67 years old) who broke a window in his house on Avenue C, 1100 block, early in the morning of March 29. ..
The body camera footage obtained by The Advocate shows Richardson sitting on the porch and Taser drawing and pointing at Richardson.
Richardson can be seen surrendering to a police officer in the same video explaining that he broke into his house because he had forgotten his key.
While in the backseat of the police car, Richardson begins screaming for help, and Dehon can be seen pressing a yellow taser against the man’s right chest.
“Scream, go ahead and scream again,” says Dehon, before he surprised Richardson for the first time.
Richardson can be seen writhing in pain and cursing Dehon when a policeman stuns him again just a few seconds later.
Port Allen officials will recommend the dismissal of police officers recorded on body cameras last month.
“You know me, right?” Daehon says before closing the door.
Dehon, 45, was arrested shortly after the incident for misconduct in the office and a felony of felony.
Port Allen police chief Corey Hicks called the use of force in Dehon unjustified and planned to dismiss the police officer on Wednesday.
Daehong has been on unpaid leave since the incident in late March and was out of jail after imprisoning $ 15,000 in public debt.
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