Police use taser on man trying to keep neighbor’s house fire from spreading to his own

Daniel Jensen wasn’t running from the law, he was trying to protect his home from burning up. Yet, Pinellas Park Police tasered him in the process. Jensen and his attorney say it’s an excessive use of force.

Jensen was still shaken and visibly emotional as he retold what happened last Thursday evening. He said being tasered by police has not only impacted him, but it also impacted his children, who saw it all happen.

He described the Pinellas Park Police officers actions as “brutal.” He said they showed “no compassion.”

“All I remember is laying in water, being electrocuted for saving my home,” said Jensen.

Four days later, burns on Daniel Jensen’s body still mark where the stun gun’s probes hit him. He says they tasered him for doing what any father and husband would do protect his family’s home from an out-of-control grease fire.

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