NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y.- Niagara County Sheriff James Vourtour is defending one his deputies after they were captured on video tasering a suspect at Niagara Falls Social Services.
The video shows a woman screaming and yelling as the deputy wrestled the woman to the floor and tasered her.
Vourtour says the deputy was responding to a report of the woman being abusive and disorderly after being denied for services, and was within his rights to use the taser.
"There's a full story, and up to that point he tried verbal commands, told her she had to leave told her she was under arrest. She refused and that led up to the use of force. and it was a proper use of force in that instance," Vourtour said.
Vourtour also says deputies are trained in how to properly use tasers, and are rarely forced to use them.