A Patrol Deputy was on routine patrol in Southern Marin. He spotted a vehicle with multiple vehicle code violations. The Deputy decided to conduct a traffic enforcement stop on the vehicle. The vehicle failed to yield to the patrol car, and a vehicle pursuit ensued. After a brief pursuit, the vehicle came to a stop and the driver exited the vehicle and fled on foot into the surrounding neighborhood. The Deputy exited his vehicle and gave chase to the suspect. The suspect tripped and fell, and was able to get up and run towards a fence. The Deputy gave multiple commands to stop and get on the ground. The suspect continued to run away from the Deputy. The suspect then attempted to climb the fence. The Deputy caught up to the suspect and forcibly pulled him down from the fence. The suspect was able to free himself and run towards another fence. At this point, the Deputy removed his Taser, turned it on, pointed it at the suspect, and told him to get on the ground or he was going to get tased. The suspect decided to comply, and was taken into custody without further incident.
TYPE OF DEPLOYMENT:
FIRED AIR CARTRIDGE – AT LEAST ONE PROBE HIT TARGET
SUSPECT INCAPACITATED BY CEW AND TAKEN INTO CUSTODY
A Patrol Deputy was responding to a burglar alarm in the San Rafael area during the early morning hours. The area was closed for business and no one was around. While searching the area of the building, a Deputy spotted a subject walking away from him. The Deputy attempted to contact the suspect and the suspect began to sprint away from him. Believing the subject may be the cause of the alarm, the Deputy chased after the suspect on foot. The Deputy noticed the suspect was holding a dark object in his hand as he was running from him. While the Deputy shouted multiple commands to stop running and to get on the ground, the suspect continued to run. The foot chase continued around multiple blind turns and almost completely around the entire large building. At one point the suspect slipped and got up. The Deputy was in close enough proximity for a taser deployment. Believing the person may have committed a burglary and was running away from him while holding an unknown black object, the Deputy feared for his safety. The Deputy fired his taser at the suspect. The taser was effective and the suspect fell to the ground. The suspect was taken into custody without further incident.