Apparently, the student refused or failed to show campus police his student ID during a “random check” in the Powell Library CLICC computer lab late Tuesday night. After the student was Tasered, the officers allegedly threated to use their weapons on a crowd of bystanders:
The CSOs left, returning minutes later, and police officers arrived to escort the student out. By this time the student had begun to walk toward the door with his backpack when an officer approached him and grabbed his arm, at which point the student told the officer to let him go. A second officer then approached the student as well.The student began to yell “get off me,” repeating himself several times.
It was at this point that the officers shot the student with a Taser for the first time, causing him to fall to the floor and cry out in pain. The student also told the officers he had a medical condition…
Laila Gordy, a fourth-year economics student who was present in the library during the incident, said police officers threatened to shoot her with a Taser when she asked an officer for his name and his badge number.
UPDATE: Here is a more recent article, which includes video footage of the incident taken by a student with a cameraphone.