Re: Tasered for Open Carry
The employees tried to leave and avoid Hendricks, but met up with him in a breezeway, where he allegedly pointed his gun up in the air and began to lower it, as the employees ran away.
An officer who arrived on scene tried to talk to Hendricks, who said he was "doing what he had to do to protect his family," the police report states. He also asked to speak to Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano and the Secret Service. Hendricks said he wanted to speak with the Department of Justice and saw nothing alarming about his actions, according to the police report.
Hendricks told the officer that he had been diagnosed with depression, but that his other mental health issues were none of the officer's business, the report reads.
Police repeatedly ordered Hendricks to drop the weapon, put his hands in the air and to not approach officers. Hendricks did not comply. Instead, he put the gun in his pocket and walked toward police.
Hendricks continued to disobey police commands and was shocked with a Taser by police. He resisted arrest and after a brief struggle, four police officers were able to handcuff him, the police report states.
Doesn't sound like he was open carrying, he had it in his hand not a holster. So from the LEO's view, you had an unknown individual with a gun in his hand making irrational demands and telling them that he had mental issues all the while refusing to put down the weapon or comply to their lawful orders. I think they did a heck of a good job. No one got shot, subject or LEO, and the individual will get the help he needs. All in all, in my book I call that a good ending.