Grand Prairie Police Chief Supports Actions of Officer Accused of Excessive Force

A man who says a Grand Prairie police officer injured him during an arrest will be filing a lawsuit alleging excessive force was used, his attorney announced Wednesday.But Police Chief Steve Dye called the claim absurd, saying the officer's actions were "proper and appropriate" during the arrest of Rashaun Barnes."We never want to see anyone get hurt; it's unfortunate he was injured," Dye said at a news conference Wednesday. "He has no one to blame but himself. Don't lie to the police officer, and don't run from the police officer."Barnes faces charges of evading arrest or detention and failure to identify as a fugitive. He had two outstanding warrants for public intoxication and possession of drug paraphernalia before the July 31 arrest in which he was injured, Dye said.Barnes has posted images of injuries he says he suffered after he was Tased in a parking lot near South Carrier Parkway and West Warrior Trail.   Continue reading...

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