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Old 08-04-2006, 01:06 PM   #220
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<A HREF="">Miami Beach cops stun-gun Pistons' Davis</A>

<B>6-11 center in altercation with police after being asked to leave hotel

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. - Detroit Pistons center Dale Davis was shocked with a stun gun and charged with assault and disorderly conduct in an altercation with Miami Beach police.

Davis was arrested Tuesday at a Miami Beach hotel and accused of threatening police, security guards and shouting profanities, police said.

Chubby Wells, Davis’ agent, said he plans to file a lawsuit against police for their treatment of the 15-year NBA veteran.

“It was so ridiculous, it’s unbelievable,” Wells said. “We’re going to take a stand.”

Police were called to the hotel by the security workers and Davis was repeatedly asked to leave, but refused, according to the report.

After giving officers his identification, Davis and the officers went outside, where the 6-foot-11 player accused the officers of targeting him because he is black. Police said they asked Davis to remove his hands from his pockets for officer safety, and Davis complied after asking officers if they were going to shoot him.

Police said that Davis pulled out money, three cellular phones and credit cards. He put the items back in his pockets and said he’d beat up the officers if they took off their badges and got rid of their guns, police said.

Davis then balled his fists and began walking toward officers in an aggressive manner, and he was warned that he would be hit with a Taser gun if he continued, police said.

He didn’t stop, and an officer used the stun gun to hit Davis in the chest and he fell to the ground, according to the police report.

Davis was taken into custody and charged with assault, assault on a police officer, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest without violence.

Davis played for Indiana, Portland and Golden State before joining the Pistons as a reserve last season. A Detroit spokesmen didn’t return phone messages seeking comment Friday.
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