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FBI Reviews Taser incident in Pittsburgh Following Complaints of Civil Rights Violations

 Steve Neavling

The FBI is investigating whether a Pittsburgh police detective was out of control when he pulled a Taser on a man in Pittsburgh over the weekend, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

The incident captured a national audience after a cell phone video caught Detective Frank Rende walking up to a man and pointing a Taser in his face.

“When anything attracts our attention that could potentially violate any civil rights of the public, or of anyone in the community, we assess the situation,” FBI spokeswoman Kelly Kochamba told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

The man who was targeted by police, 27-year-old Mark Keyser Jr., faces charges of defiant trespass, disorderly conduct and public drunkenness.

The detective has a long disciplinary history, the Post-Gazette reported.

LA Feds Indict 2 Cops for Using Taser Guns on Handcuffed Victims

By Allan Lengel

Federal authorities in Los Angeles have indicted one current police officer and a former one with the Desert Hot Springs Police Department with civil rights violations for allegedly using  Taser guns to stun three victims, two of whom were in handcuffs.

Police Officer Anthony Sclafani, 40, and ex-officer David Raymond Henderson, 51, surrendered Tuesday morning at United States District Court in Los Angeles, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.

Authorities charged that Sclafani allegedly used an X26 Taser gun to stun suspects in two incidents in February 2005, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said. In one incident, the suspect was already handcuffed and in the second incident a female suspect was also sprayed with pepper spray.

Authorities charged Henderson with allegedly using an X26 Taser gun to stun a handcuffed suspect in August 2004, the U.S. Atttorney’s Office said.

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FBI Investigates Minneapolis Police Beating Caught on Video

The FBI is investigating the Minneapolis police beating of a 42-year-old motorist Derryl Jenkins in February, according to media reports on Monday. The incident was captured on video.