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News - January 10, 2014

Audit faults Palo Alto officer for firing Taser at bicyclist

Report by independent police auditor confirms finding of department's internal investigation

by Gennady Sheyner

A Palo Alto police officer violated department policy in 2012 when he fired a Taser at a 16-year-old bicyclist before another officer used a police car to block the boy's path and capture him, according to a new report by Independent Police Auditor Michael Gennaco.

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Staff Writer Gennady Sheyner can be emailed at gsheyner@paweekly.com.

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