Monroe Village Police use Taser to subdue man

| 22 Feb 2012 | 04:33

    Monroe - Monroe Village Police used an electroshock weapon to subdue a man during the investigation of a reported domestic dispute. Det. James Frankild described the incident this way: On the afternoon of Friday, Jan. 7, Monroe Police were called to a residence on the report of a domestic dispute. While police were en route, the dispatcher at the communications center, who was still on the telephone with the female caller, told the officers that he heard a male voice say to the woman: “Your done.” And then the phone went dead. When the officers arrived, they first spoke to the woman who called, then they turned their attention to the other person involved. When the officers approached him, police said the man he took a fighting stance. “After several requests to comply with being arrested, the man continued to maintain his fighting stance and combative attitude and was hit with a Taser, where he was then safely taken into custody without him or the officers suffering any injury,” Frankild said. A Taser uses electrical current to disrupt voluntary control of muscles; someone struck by a Taser experiences stimulation of his or her sensory nerves and motor nerves, resulting in strong involuntary muscle contractions. Arrested was Richard Salty, 32, of Monroe. He was charged with second-degree harassment and resisting arrest. He was arraigned by Monroe Village Judge Lawrence Lezak and sent to Orange County Jail pending further court action.