DALLAS — A man was hospitalized in critical condition Wednesday night after Dallas police used a Taser to subdue him.
Police said they were called to investigate a report of family violence at the Pocket Lounge in the 3000 block of Colonial Avenue around 3 p.m. Wednesday.
"A subject involved in the disturbance was Tased by patrol officers when he displayed active aggression towards them," according to a Dallas police statement.
The condition of the man — whose identity was not released — worsened after he was taken to Parkland Memorial Hospital for treatment. He was said to be unconscious upon arrival at the emergency room.
A special investigative unit will determine if the officer's use of a Taser was justified.
Earlier this week, the City of Fort Worth agreed to pay $2 million to the family of a man who died after police used a Taser gun on him last year.
Tasers use a high-voltage shock to temporarily immobilize a suspect. The weapon is designed to be a weapon that can be used with minimum risk to the target.