Police use Taser on American Airlines passenger accused of inappropriately touching woman

Police taze 'combative' American Airlines passenger (VIDEO)

Officer Roody Desroches pulled out his "electronic control weapon", or ECW, commonly called a "Taser". According to the Miami-Dade Police Department's arrest report, Garcia was moved to a different seat after the first incident, but "began to scream and insult" the woman and her boyfriend and became involved in an altercation with another passenger.

The Fort Worth-based airline said in a statement Sunday night that "the instigating passenger was asked by our Miami team members to deplane and he refused", so the flight crew began to deplane all passengers. "And there were a couple of passengers, one of them standing in front of me saying, 'Well, we want to get off the plane".

According to a report from ABC 7 Chicago, a witness was able to capture the incident on video, where a man identified as 28-year-old Chicago resident Jacob Garcia got into an altercation with another passenger.

Police then asked Garcia to leave Flight 2446, which was waiting to take off from Miami to Chicago, but he refused.

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[The flight crew] began the process of deplaning the entire aircraft.

"You just assaulted a lady for one", another passenger said.

It appears only one cuff is on Garcia's hand and he continues to struggle with the police, as one officer warns "don't fight me". "Due to Mr. Garcia's actions and the close quarters of the engagement, Officer Desroches was unable to holster his ECW, which caused the number of cycles". According to the arrest report, Garcia continued to resist efforts to move him from the aircraft to a police vehicle.

A Miami-Dade police. He was later taken into custody and placed under arrest, charged with five counts including battery, resisting arrest and depriving an officer of their means of protection. The flight, which was scheduled to depart at 9:30 p.m. ET, departed at 10:34 p.m. ET with all remaining passengers. It was not immediately clear whether Garcia had a lawyer.

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