In a recent viral incident in Barry, South Wales, a police officer gained attention for deploying force to control a heated altercation between a man and a woman. The officer’s actions involved tackling the man and subsequently using a taser to subdue the woman.
Responding to a disturbance report, the officer arrived at Main Street, Barry, where a physical altercation between a man and a woman was unfolding. Attempting to defuse the situation, the officer instructed the duo to cease their incident. However, faced with resistance, the officer resorted to physical intervention.
Addressing the man first, the officer ordered him to the ground. Ignoring the command, the man prompted the officer to take swift action, resulting in a forceful takedown. With the man subdued on the ground, the woman attempted to intervene, breaking free from those attempting to restrain her.
In response to the woman’s aggressive advance, the officer acted swiftly, drawing his taser and targeting her leg. The woman, visibly affected, limped in pain as she tried to distance herself from the officer. Despite attempts to retreat, the officer discharged the taser again, causing the woman to fall to the ground.
The video capturing this chaotic incident concludes with the woman on the ground, highlighting the intense nature of the confrontation. Following the incident, the 35-year-old woman was arrested for assaulting an emergency worker, while the man, also 35, faced charges of using threatening language and threatening the officer. Both individuals were taken into custody.
South Wales Police addressed the incident on social media, providing clarity on the events. The statement emphasized that the officer resorted to using the taser after the involved parties failed to comply with instructions and intervention attempts, leading to the assault on the officer. The 35-year-old woman faces charges related to assaulting an emergency worker, while the 35-year-old man is in custody on suspicion of using threatening or abusive behavior. The police’s response aimed at maintaining order during the chaotic encounter is now under public scrutiny.