Merced Police Chief defends officer that tased a double amputee

Merced, CA                   |   Watch Video Above for Extended Coverage   |

A neighbor shot video of Gregory Williams being arrested outside his apartment earlier this month. The Merced Sun Star newspaper provided the video to ABC30.

Police Chief Norman Andrade says his officers felt threatened by the wheelchair bound man. The chief also reported that officers tried to detain the man for 30 minutes before using a taser.

High profile civil rights attorney John Burris is now representing Williams. Burris has worked on cases such as the Rodney King beating.

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