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Police: Use of violence investigated in arrest of fan who stormed a Reds game

Cincinnati police said they have launched an investigation into the use of a taser to arrest a fan who stormed the field during a Reds game on Tuesday.

A viral video shows a police officer chasing William Hendon after he ran onto the field at Great American Ball Park. Hendon did a backflip before being subdued by the officer, who tasered him.

In a statement Wednesday, Cincinnati Police Lieutenant John Cunningham said, “As with any use of force case, this incident is being investigated in accordance with CPD policies and procedures.”

Cunningham added that officials attempted to stop Hendon “to prevent further disruption to the game or safety risks to players and stadium staff.”

Hendon, 19, of Cleves, was charged with trespassing and obstruction of public office. He appeared in court Wednesday, where the judge reduced the trespassing charge to a misdemeanor. He pleaded not guilty.

Police are investigating the arrest of William Hendon, who ran onto the field at Great American Ball Park.

Police are investigating the arrest of William Hendon, who ran onto the field at Great American Ball Park.

This investigation, launched by the Cincinnati Police Department, is the second in a week involving the use of a Taser by an officer.

On June 5, police announced they had launched an investigation into an arrest made downtown. The video was captured on video and posted on social media. The video went viral and shows an officer using a taser to shock an unidentified man before arresting him at a bus stop in Government Square.

This article originally appeared in the Cincinnati Enquirer: Cincinnati police investigate arrest of man who stormed Reds game