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Police Investigate After Penn Officer Uses Taser on Man at Drexel University

The man was eventually arrested and charged with driving under the influence.

An investigation is underway after a Penn Police officer used a taser on a man in front of a Drexel University library following a traffic stop.

The unidentified man, who is in his 60s, was pulled over Monday around noon near 33rd and Market streets.

A woman recorded as an officer used a taser on the man while he was getting out of his vehicle. Another video shows the man lying face down on the ground and repeatedly asking the officer, "What did I do to you?"


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The man was eventually arrested and charged with driving under the influence. 

“The guy got out of the car and asked, ‘What did I do?’ He wasn’t aggressive with the officer or nothing,” the woman who recorded the incident told NBC10.

Penn Police say they are investigating. 

“As in any case in which our officers use physical contact with a person during an arrest, we take this case seriously,” a spokesperson wrote. “We are reviewing all video recordings and other evidence from the arrest to ensure that our officer followed our policies and procedures.”

Penn Police did not confirm whether or not the officer in the video is still on the job.

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