October 9th, 2014
06:11 PM ET

Indiana traffic stop driver and tasered passenger speak out

Editor's note: Some viewers may find this video disturbing.

We are now hearing from the man and woman who were in the front seat of their car as police smashed through the window and tasered the passenger. The driver was initially pulled over for not wearing her seatbelt. There were two children in the back seat, including one who recorded the incident. Susan Candiotti spoke to the driver and has new information on two of the officers on the scene.

This video raises serious legal questions about the actions of both the police and the adults in the car. Anderson took a closer look at what happened with attorney Areva Martin and CNN legal analyst and criminal defense attorney Mark O'Mara.

Filed under: Areva Martin • Hammond • Mark O'Mara • Susan Candiotti • Taser
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  1. mani727

    Maybe if we just get real good with firearms.......Seems the only way to get out of these situations alive is to shoot a cop upon initial approach.

    October 13, 2014 at 11:46 am |
    • mani727

      Not really serious about shooting cops, but my gut reaction is survival!!!!! I would shoot a carjacker. I would shoot a group of skin heads attacking me. There has to be some recourse to defend our lives and the lives and minds of our children. Time to "Stand Our Ground"!!!!!

      October 13, 2014 at 11:50 am |
  2. myopiniontexas

    I am sick and tired of the media making a big deal out of certain so called "Americans" disrespecting law enforcement. Making it sound as though the officers did something wrong! You are to abide by the law... period. These officers did nothing wrong, and the idiot driver and passenger should have just done what they were asked! They were breaking the law by not wearing their seat belts, had they have been abiding by the law they wouldn't have got stopped. Shame on you Anderson Cooper!!!

    October 9, 2014 at 8:45 pm |
    • Gary Rae Jones

      Honestly, multiple complaints for the officers behavior. What more do you need? For one of them to shoot you before you believe that part of the problem might lay with the officer?

      October 9, 2014 at 10:21 pm |
  3. bobprivate

    Seriously..?! It is ridiculous for this man to talk back to the police and refuse to follow their simple directions. This is NOT a black problem... it is a behavior problem. The passenger should GROW UP. Do you think that non-black people can get away with telling the police 'no. go away.' Doubtful. Again, this is far from a black issue.

    October 9, 2014 at 8:35 pm |

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