August 28, 2014

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Man Tasered four times by police after attacking officer

LORAIN — A Lorain man had to be subdued with a Taser overnight after he attempted to attack an officer who was arresting him for domestic violence.

Zamora

Zamora

Stanley Zamora, 46, is charged with domestic violence, resisting arrest and assault on a police officer.

Officers responded to 237 Hamilton Ave. about 12:45 a.m. after receiving a report of a man assaulting numerous family members. They found Zamora in his underwear, sweating, reeking of alcohol and yelling profanities at a female who had shut herself in a bedroom, according to a police report.

When officers asked him to step outside, he dropped to the floor, grabbed a pit bull dog and said he wouldn’t leave the house without the dog, the report said.

A woman in the home said Zamora came home intoxicated and was verbally abusive toward her, before grabbing her by the throat and shoving her across a room, knocking a table over.

Zamora began to ball up his fists as if to fight the officers, the report said. An officer restrained him, but he was so sweaty he was able to break free. He then charged at an officer, who was able to push him away.

The officer then deployed his Taser, but it failed to incapacitate Zamora due to only one of its barbs striking him. He rushed the officer again, and another officer Tasered him, and Zamora remained standing and then began pulling at the wires. A third officer then Tasered Zamora and was able to incapacitate him.

Once on the ground, Zamora refused to roll over and continued to pull at the Taser barbs, removing them from his body. He also continued to shout profanities at officers. Officers again Tasered him, and he was handcuffed without further incident.