No More Taser Guns
The Phillies released the following statement regarding Monday night’s tasering of a fan who had run onto the field:
“The Police Department is conducting an investigation into the use of the Taser gun on the field jumper on Monday night. The Phillies have had discussions at the same time with the Police Department concerning future incidents of field intrusion. It has been agreed that in ordinary circumstances involving field intrusion, the Phillies game day security personnel will make the apprehension of the field jumper and turn him over to the Philadelphia Police on the field for handcuffing and subsequent charging. If greater force is necessary, requiring the assistance of Philadelphia Police in making the apprehension, such assistance will be employed.
“The Phillies will continue their policy of prosecuting all persons coming onto the field during a game to the maximum extent of the law, which could include imprisonment up to one year and a $2,500 fine.”