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Bedford PD: Off-Duty Cop Shocks Patient With Taser

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Police say an off-duty officer working at a Bedford hospital used a Taser earlier this month to subdue an unruly patient who allegedly assaulted two employees.

Police say an off-duty officer working at a Bedford hospital used a Taser earlier this month to subdue an unruly patient who allegedly assaulted two employees.

Bedford police Lt. Kirk Roberts said the officer and other employees responded to a report of a "violation situation" at about 6:15 a.m. Dec. 14. Roberts said the officer gained control of the man with the stun gun so that staff members of Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford could restrain him.

Roberts told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram that the officer used a technique in which an electric charge is administered without firing the Taser's projectiles.

Roberts said possible charges against the unidentified man are under investigation.

A hospital spokeswoman declined to discuss details of the case, citing privacy laws.