Video shows police use stun gun, place knee on neck of Pelicans' Jaxson Hayes during arrest

Sports August 28, 2021 Sports
Video shows police use stun gun, place knee on neck of Pelicans' Jaxson Hayes during arrest

From NBC News by The Associated Press

A Los Angeles police officer briefly pressed a knee to the neck of NBA player Jaxson Hayes as the New Orleans Pelicans center gasped “I can’t breathe” seconds before another officer used a Taser on him during a struggle, according to body camera video released Friday.

The LAPD’s Force Investigation Division is looking into the case “due to the possibility of force being applied to Hayes’ neck during the use of force,” police previously said in a statement.

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