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Man, 41, flees on foot after traffic stop and gets tased

The Chicago Police Department has released footage of a man who was tased in November after he fled on foot from a traffic stop. 

Stephen Baldwin, 41, was arrested on November 28 after he allegedly ran from two officers when they questioned him about his identification during the traffic stop around 4pm.

The video shows the moment one Officer Marissa Garbacz asks Baldwin for his license and insurance and explains to him that he was stopped because of an expired license plate.

Baldwin was arrested after leading police on a brief foot chase

Stephen Baldwin (left and right), 41, was arrested on November 28 after he allegedly ran from two officers when they questioned him about his identification during the traffic stop around 4pm

After the officers head back to their vehicle to check his documents, Garbacz's partner gets out to ask Baldwin for another form of identification. When he tells the officer that he doesn't have any other documents with his name on it, she asks him to step out of the car (pictured) 

After the officers head back to their vehicle to check his documents, Garbacz’s partner gets out to ask Baldwin for another form of identification. When he tells the officer that he doesn’t have any other documents with his name on it, she asks him to step out of the car (pictured) 

Baldwin tells Garbacz in the video that the new plate is with his girlfriend, who was at the cleaners at the time. 

He is then seen briefly searching around for his license and insurance before handing it over to Garbacz. According to the officers, Baldwin gave them a New Jersey driver’s license.

After the officers head back to their vehicle to check his documents, Garbacz’s partner gets out to ask Baldwin for another form of identification. 

When he tells the officer that he doesn’t have any other documents with his name on it, she asks him to step out of the car. 

Baldwin is seen walking toward the back of his silver Volvo just before the officer tries to handcuff him. 

He then snatches his hand away from her before fleeing the scene on foot as the Garbacz chases him through an alleyway.  

He then snatches his hand away from her before fleeing the scene on foot as the Garbacz chases him through an alleyway

He then snatches his hand away from her before fleeing the scene on foot as the Garbacz chases him through an alleyway

After a brief foot chase, Garbacz finds him hiding under a stairwell behind a home (pictured)

After a brief foot chase, Garbacz finds him hiding under a stairwell behind a home (pictured)

After a brief foot chase, Garbacz finds him hiding under a stairwell behind a home.

In the video, she repeatedly orders him to put his hands up, as she points the taser at him

‘I don’t have s**t,’ Baldwin is heard saying before he finally turns around and raises his hands in the air.

In another attempt to escape, Baldwin tries to climb over a chain-link gate. 

‘I’m gonna tase you! Taser! Taser!’ she shouts as he falls over the fence headfirst.

‘Stay down!’ Garbacz shouts as her backup officers arrive.

According to the Chicago Tribune, the incident occurred more than a month after the Chicago Police Department tightened its guidelines on Taser use.

In the video, she repeatedly orders him to put his hands up, as she points the taser at him 'I don't have s**t,' Baldwin is heard saying before he finally turns around and raises his hands in the air

In the video, she repeatedly orders him to put his hands up, as she points the taser at him ‘I don’t have s**t,’ Baldwin is heard saying before he finally turns around and raises his hands in the air

In another attempt to escape, Baldwin (pictured) tries to climb over a chain-link gate. 'I'm gonna tase you! Taser! Taser!' she shouts as he falls over the fence headfirst. 'Stay down!' Garbacz shouts as her backup officers arrive

In another attempt to escape, Baldwin (pictured) tries to climb over a chain-link gate. ‘I’m gonna tase you! Taser! Taser!’ she shouts as he falls over the fence headfirst. ‘Stay down!’ Garbacz shouts as her backup officers arrive

The department’s rules were rewritten to discourage officers from shocking people who are running away or otherwise vulnerable to injury. 

Under the new guidelines, officers should try to avoid using the weapon during a number of situations ‘when practicable,’ including if a suspect is running away, elevated above ground or could fall and suffer an impact to the head, according to the Tribune. 

Shortly after his arrest, Baldwin was taken to a local hospital to be treated for bleeding on the brain.

He was held in Cook County Jail on $50,000 bail on charges of forgery, identity theft and possession of a fraudulent identification card.

The incident is being investigated by the Civilian Office of Police Accountability. 

Shortly after his arrest, Baldwin was taken to a local hospital to be treated for bleeding on the brain. An officer is seen arresting Baldwin 

Shortly after his arrest, Baldwin was taken to a local hospital to be treated for bleeding on the brain. An officer is seen arresting Baldwin 

Baldwin was held in Cook County Jail on $50,000 bail on charges of forgery, identity theft and possession of a fraudulent identification card. The incident is being investigated by the Civilian Office of Police Accountability

Baldwin was held in Cook County Jail on $50,000 bail on charges of forgery, identity theft and possession of a fraudulent identification card. The incident is being investigated by the Civilian Office of Police Accountability



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