05/20/2010 // West Palm Beach, FL, USA // Tara Monks // Tara Monks
Orlando, FL – An Orlando man who was Tasered by officers during Game 2 of the NBA Eastern Conference Finals on Tuesday, May 18, 2010, has hired an attorney, claiming the officers were out of line, as reported by www.wesh.com.
Willie Lorenzo Buie, stepfather of 28-year-old Boston Celtic Marquis Daniels, claims he was abused by police when they removed him from Section 106 and attempted to escort him to a security office at the Amway Arena.
Buie’s attorney told reporters that Buie was involved in a verbal argument with Orland Magic fans. Buie was reportedly defending his son’s team against the verbal bashing the Magic fans were giving.
A witness at the scene told reporters, “I was surprised at how angry the gentleman was,” referring to Buie. The witness explained that security had already escorted Buie out of the area once before.
After Buie was taken away the first time, security apparently let Buie return to his seat, where he began yelling obscenities again. The witness recorded his actions on her iPhone.
A police report of the incident claimed Buie resisted arrest and began throwing his arms around and cursing. Police claim his violent actions prompted them to use a Taser gun.
Marquis Daniels bailed his father out of jail Tuesday night. He was charged with resisting arrest with violence.
The officer who used the Taser gun on Buie was Brandon Tabaczynski. A departmental investigation into the event is underway.