GAINESVILLE, Fla. – University of Florida police were cleared Wednesday in the use of a Taser against a student on campus.
A report by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement said the officers were justified when they used the Taser on Andrew Meyer.
Police said Meyer refused to stop questioning Sen. John Kerry at a campus event last month. The videotaped altercation and Meyer's cries of "Don't Tase me bro!" were played frequently on the Internet.
Two officers who were placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation were reinstated.
Police charged Meyer for resisting an officer and disturbing the peace. But the State Attorney's Office has not yet decided whether to file formal charges.
University President Bernie Machen said his student-faculty committee that determines how existing event management rules can be improved will continue to meet.