Video shows Chicago cop using Taser on man running away after traffic stop
CHICAGO — Chicago Police Department investigators are examining an officers use of a Taser on a man who was trying to run away after a traffic stop.
Body camera video shows Officer Marissa Garbacz stopping Stephen Baldwin on November 28 near 79th and Champlain, for an expired license plates. He presented a phony New Jersey driver’s license.
He ran when another officer tried to handcuff him.
Garbacz tased Baldwin as he tried to climb over a fence.
Police guidelines say a Taser normally shouldn’t be used when a suspect is elevated above ground, as Baldwin was.
He had to be hospitalized.
He faces charges of forgery, identity theft, and possession of a fraudulent ID.