Internal Investigation Underway After Stun Gun Incident

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    News4's Erika Gonzalez has the latest on an internal investigation underway in Fredericksburg, after a video was posted to YouTube of police using a stun gun on a suspect for more than 40 seconds. (Published Wednesday, Nov 13, 2013)

    Investigators are working to determine whether Fredericksburg Police were justified in using a stun gun on a suspect for more than 40 seconds.

    A bystander shot video of police using a stun gun Saturday evening in downtown Fredericksburg and posted it to YouTube.

    Police said the suspect was in a car that hit five parked cars along Hanover Street. The driver of the car ran from the scene when police arrived, according to Fredericksburg.com

    The man became belligerent and threatened the officers, investigators said. At that point, the officers used the stun gun, keeping it on the suspect for more than 40 seconds.

    The police department is now investigating whether the officers' actions were excessive or justified.

    The suspect has been identified as 36-year-old Lantz Day. He's behind bars on a obstruction of justice charges and a $3,500 bond.