TASED! Monroe police use taser on man after he resisted

Today, Sunday, June 25, 2017, a Monroe Police officer tased a Monroe man after he would not comply with his directives.  The man, Antoine Dewayne Standifer, was booked on four counts including violating stop signs, resisting, and possession with intent.

Early this morning, an officer was parked stationary on the 700 block of South 8th St when an unknown vehicle did not make a complete stop at the stop sign. The officer initiated a traffic stop on Standifer’s vehicle, a 1996 Chevrolet Caprice, maroon in color. The vehicle stopped at the residence of 803 S. 9th Street. According to the officer, as he exited his patrol unit to make contact with Standifer, he exited out of the driver’s side of the vehicle. The officer stated that he gave Standifer a verbal command to get back into his vehicle. Standifer did not comply and ran inside the residence.

While on the scene, the officer saw Standifer run out the back door of the residence trying to get away from officers. According to the officer, he gave a verbal command for Standifer to stop, and identified himself as the police. The officer said that Standifer did not comply to his verbal command. When Standifer did not comply, the officer deployed his taser to gain control of Standifer. He was advised of his Miranda Rights, and placed in handcuffs (double locked and checked for tightness). Standifer was transported to MPD for booking.

Upon arrival at MPD, Standifer was brought into booking to be searched. While a booking officer was searching Standifer, according to the officer, it was found that he had a white hard rock substance in his right pocket. The white hard rock substance was suspected as crack cocaine. Standifer was advised of his Miranda Rights and was transported to OCC for booking. He was charged with four counts: Stop signs and yield signs, Resisting an officer, contraband defined, and distribution possession with intent (CDS 1 Narcotic).

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