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Minister Files Complaint After Officers Use Taser Gun
Wilson Complaint To Be Reviewed By Police Department

POSTED: 3:55 p.m. CDT September 8, 2004
UPDATED: 9:18 a.m. CDT September 9, 2004


Story by Kansas City One Channel

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A local minister is still recovering from wounds he said he suffered when a police officer used a Taser gun on him.

The Rev. Gregg Wilson admitted that he did not cooperate with officers last week, but he said the incident should never have happened.

KMBC's Dan Weinbaum reported that the incident began with Kansas City police searching for a black man wearing a light shirt and dark pants.

"I didn't cooperate because there was no explanation given to search me," Wilson said.

Wilson was about to take some kids to a ballgame when police officers pulled up.

"At the time, when I greeted him, I said, 'Hi, what's going on?' At that time, the officer just started trying to pat me down," Wilson said.

Weinbaum reported that officers were responding to a report of a weapon in the area and from there it all fell apart.

"I yanked away from him. The other officer came and said, 'Put your hands on the car.' I crossed my arms," Wilson said.

That is when the Taser gun came out and that is when Wilson said he ran.

"I am partly responsible. I accept my responsibility for running and everything. I am partly responsible," Wilson said.

But he claims the responsibility ultimately lay with the officers for immediately laying hands on him without an explanation.

"I work in the community. I try to help these kids stay out of trouble, and you walk up and approach me, not knowing who I am and you treat me like I'm already a hardened criminal?" Wilson said.

Weinbaum reported that Wilson's version of the events does not differ from the officers' version.

A police spokesman said that the incident was reviewed at the scene by a supervisor. The results of the review are not available. Wilson has filed a complaint, which will be reviewed.



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Let me see if I have this correct. Police get a report of a man with a weapon. This person fit the general description and was in the correct area. This person failed to cooperate with officers by pulling away from the officers, refusing to put his hands on the car, and then attempting to flee from uniformed police officers. The minister should consider himself lucky…his actions from what I read could of resulted in him getting shot by a firearm, not a taser if the situation continued.
 

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"Rev. Gregg Wilson admitted that he did not cooperate with officers last week" Sounds like actively resisting to me. :D It is just amazing how stupid people are. Rule #1 comply with an order and things will go ok for you. Act like this "REV" and well the consequences speak for themselves.
 

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The guy is lucky he's not dead. He should also be knocked in the head for setting such a poor example for the kids he was taking to the bal lgame.

Let's see the kids now know:

Cops search you, ignore them, and RUN! Sometimes god does truely protect the dumbasses in this world.
 

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The "Rev.", huh?... I wonder what congregation he belongs to? Sometimes I think these people who are all "preachy" just dub themselves as a Reverend....
I had some dope tell me I didn't need to handcuff him because he was a "man of the cloth" then he pulls out a computer print out from www.ordainme.net or something stupid like that. <click click> Okay Reverend, whatever you say...
 
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