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Fairfax County Police released photos of the knife found on Cansler after he was arrested.

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Franconia: Police Investigating Use of Taser

Follow-up report justifies the “less-lethal force option” as lawful deployment.

Fairfax County Police Internal Affairs officials are investigating the use of an “electronic control weapon,” or taser, by an officer on a suspect that took place in Franconia on Sept. 24. A short cell phone video of an officer forcing the suspect to the ground in front of a police cruiser surfaced after the incident, prompting a release from police Chief Edwin Roessler that Internal Affairs would investigate the event.


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