New Police Report on Tasered Teen to be Released Today

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A "use of force" police report detailing a Hartford officer's use of a stun gun on a teen will be released Thursday morning.

The incident has many in the community crying foul over the use of force.

The Hartford Courant reports both the Hartford police internal affairs division and a civilian review board will investigate the officer.

A spokesperson for Mayor Pedro Segarra said he is treating the incident, "very seriously."

Meanwhile, family friends and community activists continue to question the actions of the officer.

"Any time there is a police related incident, it's always going to be something magnified," said Rev. Henry Brown.

Brown, a community activist, spent time with the mother 18-year-old Luis Anglero Jr. The teen was tasered Tuesday in Hartford's north end.

"I heard that a young man had been tasered and I got a little excited because we understand what happened out there in Ferguson and we don't need that kind of tension here."

Surveillance video showed the officer, identified as Detective Shawn Ware, walking toward Anglero.

Anglero then walks toward the officer, stops with his hands by his side. That is when Detective Ware takes action, using the stun gun on the teen. The teen falls to the ground and starts convulsing.

"He stopped. He did what the cop told him to do," said one witness.

Police said Anglero was an agitator at the scene and moved aggressively toward the officer. His mother and witnesses said while the officer fired at the teen, the officer was laughing.

"He was pressing the trigger and laughing while he was doing it and then telling his mom that he got one for her too."

Anglero's mother said she plans on filing a complaint against the officer.

The teen was last listed in stable condition and charged with breach of peace and interfering with police.

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