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Los Angeles Cops Fire Bean Bags, Tase Man In Wheelchair (Video)

| by Michael Allen

A cell phone video (below) has surfaced showing Los Angeles police officers firing bean bag rounds and a Taser at a homeless, wheelchair-bound man identified as Christopher Adam Zareck last Friday.

In the video, filmed by Hubert Jackson, bean bag shots are heard, a scream follows and then the Taser is deployed, notes The Free Thought Project.

Another video (below) filmed from above the scene shows 10 seconds of the confrontation after the bean bags were fired.

Jackson gave his video to the Los Angeles Community Action Network, which made it public on Monday.

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"It didn’t appear that [police] were seriously worried about their safety," Pete White, of the Los Angeles Community Action Network, told the Los Angeles Times. "It was easy enough to approach and have a conversation with a man in a wheelchair."

"Beanbags and Tasers, that could not be the only options," White added. "This is how you de-escalate when the man is just sitting there?"

However, LAPD Cmdr. Andrew Smith claimed that the wheelchair-bound man swung a pole at officers.

Police were originally called by an unidentified man who claimed that he fought off Zareck who allegedly tried to strike him with a pole.

Zareck, who was taken to a hospital for his injuries (caused by police and the alleged victim), was booked on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon.

Sources: The Free Thought Project, Los Angeles Times / Photo Credit: YouTube Screenshot