Man tased and arrested by Metro Transit police won't be charged
WASHINGTON (FOX 5 DC) - A man who was tased and arrested by D.C. Metro Transit Police on Saturday has been released from jail.
Prosecutors told FOX 5 that 29-year-old Tapiwa Musonza won't be charged with a crime.
Video surfaced over the weekend showing an officer use a stun gun to subdue 29-year-old Tapiwa Musonza in the U Street Metro Station.
Metro police said Musonza provoked the officer by taking "an aggressive stance with a balled fist." They also did not identify the officer.
Police say officers initially responded Saturday to a report of boys assaulting commuters with sticks on the station platform. They also heard the boys were threatening to shoot Metro passengers with fireworks. The complaining witness left the scene while officers detained two of the boys. Police found no fireworks, released the boys and pressed no charges.
Musonza was jailed, but, on Monday, prosecutors indicated that he would face no charges.