Police use Taser to subdue suspect

BY DI STAFF | JULY 12, 2011 7:20 AM

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Iowa City police employed a Taser on a local man after he allegedly punched a defenseless person numerous times, according to a police report.

Officers said they saw 21-year-old Michael James Draude engage in a fistfight near 112 E. Washington St. around 2 a.m. Sunday.

Reports said Draude had the other person on the ground and “was just starting to punch the other person in the head.”

Complaints said officers used a Taser to subdue Draude.

He allegedly had slurred speech, watery, bloodshot eyes, and poor balance.

Disorderly conduct is a simple misdemeanor punishable by up to 30 days in jail and a maximum fine of $625.

— by Brian Albert

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