Police use stun gun on man, officer assaulted in Clayton

Clayton police requested officer assistance Sept. 25, 2020, after an officer was attacked while responding to a disorderly conduct complaint on Crownwood Avenue in Clayton. MARSHALL GORBY/STAFF

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A man and a Clayton police officer were taken to the hospital after the officer was assaulted and police used a stun gun on the man while responding to a disorderly complaint on Crownwood Avenue.

The police officer suffered non-life-threatening injuries, said Chief Matthew Hamlin. It is standard policy for police to take a person to the hospital if a stun gun is used.

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The officer was responding to a report of a disorderly person in the 4200 block of Crownwood Avenue when the man came out of a house and started attacking the officer, said Hamlin.

The officer attempted to use a stun gun, but it was knocked away. A second officer responded and was able to use a stun gun on the man. The man’s teenage son also came outside and attempted to assault police.

The teen was taken into custody.

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