The officer who tasered the other officer gets off on a defense of another theory.
By Paul Tennant - The Eagle-Tribune
HAVERHILL — Two police officers were in Haverhill District Court yesterday — not as prosecution witnesses, but as defendants in late-night fracas during which one off-duty officer Tasered the other.
Lawrence Patrolman Daron Fraser, 39, of Raymond, N.H., was charged with domestic assault and battery and assault on a pregnant woman outside her home in Haverhill Tuesday night.
Kingston, N.H., Patrolman Joshua Wallar, 26, of Methuen, who subdued Fraser with a Taser issued by his department, was charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.
Haverhill Deputy Police Chief Donald Thompson said Wallar is not authorized to use a Taser in Massachusetts. While police are authorized to use Tasers if necessary, "He (Wallar) is not a police officer in Massachusetts. He's a civilian," Thompson pointed out.
Meanwhile, the woman Fraser is accused of assaulting, Odris Severino, 30, said in an interview with The Eagle-Tribune yesterday that it was not a case of domestic violence, just a "giant misunderstanding."
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