Video Shows Black DoorDash Driver Tased By Cop During Traffic Stop

A white Tennessee police officer was caught on camera on March 10 using a stun gun on a Black DoorDash driver who was ordered to get out of his vehicle during a traffic stop.

The video shows a Collegedale, Tennessee police officer using the taser after he told the driver, who was identified in a News Channel 9 report as 20-year-old Delane Gordon, multiple times to step out of the car. According to the report, Gordon began recording the incident on his phone when tensions between him and the officer began to rise.

The officer, whose name has not been released, is seen pointing the stun gun at Gordon who can be heard asking to speak with the officer's supervisor, according to a Twitter thread shared by News Channel 9 anchor Latricia Thomas.

At one moment, Gordon put his hands up and told the officer that he is feeling "uncomfortable" and calmly asked him to get his supervisor, to which the officer responded "I don't give a s*** what you feel like, I said get out" as he began pulling Gordon out of the car.

"Please stop it, why are you being like this? Please stop. Please don't hurt me," Gordon said to the officer.

"I am telling you this is not lawful," Gordon told the officer before he appeared to get hit with the officer's stun gun. The video then ends with the officer pulling Gordon out of the car.

Gordon was making a delivery in a neighborhood located in Collegedale, according to his attorney Ryan Wheeler. While he was headed to make the delivery, he passed a police officer who turned around and pulled him over before confronting him.

Wheeler said that Gordon claimed that he wasn't speeding, and therefore was unsure why the officer pulled him over.

An investigation has been launched by Hamilton County District Attorney Neal Pinkston who received Gordon's video showing the officer's actions. Pinkston's office said in a statement that Gordon was charged with speeding, disorderly conduct, and resisting arrest, according to News Channel 9.

Pinkston's office also asked the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office (HCSO) to investigate the traffic stop incident.

"The HCSO was directed by the District Attorney to investigate the matter on his office's behalf. Once this investigation is concluded, the HCSO will release our findings to the District Attorney," the sheriff's office spokesperson told Newsweek on Friday without giving any further details.

On Tuesday, the Collegedale Police released a statement on their Facebook page stating that the department was made aware of Pinkston's investigation request and "will be cooperating fully" with the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office as they carry out their investigation.

"The Collegedale Police Department has launched its own administrative review of the traffic stop and will release the results of that internal affairs investigation once it has been completed," the statement read.

Newsweek contacted Hamilton County District Attorney Neal Pinkston but did not hear back in time for publication.

Update 3/18/22 2:20 PM ET: This story has been updated to include additional information and comments from the sheriff's office.

Video Shows Black DoorDash driver tased
In an incident caught on video, a Black DoorDash driver was tased by a white police officer in Tennessee, sparking an investigation into the matter. Getty Images