LEGAL EXPERT EXPLAINS TASING INCIDENT
By Jack Royer, WVUA 23 Student Reporter
TUSCALOOSA – In the wake of Sunday morning’s tasing incident involving Tuscaloosa Police Officers and UA students, a University of Alabama legal expert analyzed the legal ramifications of similar altercations.
As a result of the incident, 3 UA students were arrested and charged with various crimes ranging from Obstruction of Governmental Operations to Harassment.
3 Tuscaloosa Police Officers seen in the widely shared video have been placed on paid administrative leave, Captain Steve Anderson told the media on Monday.
A UA Law Professor told WVUA 23’s Jack Royer that in order for police to enter a residence, police need a search warrant, probable cause for an arrest, or permission from the resident.
In the video that has been widely shared, police officers can be heard allegedly saying a warrant is not needed to enter the residence after police were called for a noise violation.
The incident occurred Sunday morning after 3 a.m.. Tuscaloosa Police declined to comment further on the ongoing investigation and did not release the names of 3 officers placed on paid leave.