"He was gesticulating with his hands, but I never saw him touch the police or physically threatening them," said an eyewitness.
The girlfriend reportedly told police she carries the Taser in her purse for protection purposes, but it accidentally fired in the car.
The suspect faces charges of battery on a law enforcement officer and resisting an officer with violence.
The chief of the St. Petersburg Police Department, Anthony Holloway, said that the officer tased the man four times.
As part of its investigation in Jason Jones' death, the attorney general's office made the security footage public Friday.
"She's a good cop," said Brooklyn Center Police Commander Garett Flesland while on the stand Tuesday,
A former Colorado police officer pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor assault charge and will never be allowed to work in state law enforcement again.
Daniel Rodriguez made statements about tasing Fanone during an FBI interrogation, explaining that he "got caught up in the moment" and "didn't really think."
The attorney said the three alleged perpetrators are football players at their high school and have not been punished.
"I think they were afraid he was going to hurt himself, and that's what started it," the chief of police said.
The officer has been placed on administrative leave since and was charged with aggravated battery and malfeasance for the way he used force during an arrest.
"I'm not clear why anyone needs to respond violently to a man who is walking, holding a spoon and making noises," said the director of advocacy at Autistic Self Advocacy Network.
"To deserve this, Mr. Clark had: done nothing. He had broken no laws. Minutes before this occurred, he had been sleeping in his bed," the complaint said.
The 20-year-old, known as Minnesota Guardian on YouTube, is accused of attacking the woman after offering her a lift home.
Prosecutors say the man was "seemingly unprovoked" and the "electric charge of the taser was clearly audible."
In a tweet responding to a video of the incident, Frosh wrote, "Based upon this video and another I have seen, I am deeply concerned about this incident. I have shared that concern with the appropriate law enforcement agencies."
A heartbroken pet parent claims that officers killed her small dog after Tasing the animal, despite the deputy claiming bodycam footage proves otherwise.
Since 2001, at least four people have been killed by officers who fired their guns after mistakenly reaching for them instead of their Tasers.
Armstrong, Iowa's police chief, mayor and city clerk were indicted Friday on 21 charges, including the allegation that a Taser was used against a civilian in exchange for money.
Aurora Police Chief Vanessa Williams said former officer Robert Rosen's actions were "in direct contradiction" of the Department's efforts to rebuild trust with citizens.
Unicef says Tasers and spit-hoods are disproportionately used on children of color.
The Oklahoma officers allegedly shocked a 28-year-old "multiple times" after receiving a call about disorderly behavior last year.
Video footage shows the man being tasered in front of a distressed child, who can be heard screaming "daddy" as he watches him fall to the floor.
Stefan Short, 28, stole ribeye steaks valued at more than $40 from the Save-A-Lot store in DeLand, Florida, police said.
Irlanda Parra, 24, was charged with assault causing bodily injury after an incident outside Jefe's restaurant in Wichita Falls, Texas.
"Shoot me!" Michael Kifer, 29, shouted at deputies, but this time holding a footlong sword instead of the small hatchet.
The dog was "actively attacking" the child when police arrived at the boy's home.
Army Spc. Torian Davis, 22, was booked on Wednesday for murder and aggravated assault charges.
Three Giants fans filed a federal lawsuit claiming their constitutional rights were violated and excessive force was used when law enforcement officers ejected them from Levi's Stadium in San Francisco.