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Thursday, October 17, 2019

Teen Tased By Ambridge Police Following High School Football Game

A teen was transported to the hospital after being tased by police following Friday night’s Ambridge High School football game.

Officials are not yet releasing details about the incident, which sources say resulted from a large disturbance involving a group of juveniles and adults following an Ambridge game celebrating 100 years of football in the town.

Ambridge Mayor David Drewnowski told BeaverCountian.com he was informed of the matter by Police Chief Mark Romutis shortly after 2 p.m. this afternoon.

Family of the 14-year-old African American boy spoke to BeaverCountian.com on condition they not be identified by name, confirming the authenticity of a social media post about the incident made by the teen’s mother.

“Group of kids running from the police and my BABY BOY gets tased in the head & back, has a broken jaw, missing teeth, and stitches… How is that justified?” the woman wrote.

BeaverCountian.com is unable to independently verify the extent of the teen’s injuries, but did confirm he had been transported to the hospital.

The teen’s mother went on to question whether the actions of law enforcement were influenced by her son’s race. Her remarks concluded with profanities toward Ambridge police.

Accounts on social media from purported witnesses of the event vary greatly.

Family of the teen say he is at home and has not been informed of any criminal charges being filed against him. They went on to say no further information would be coming from them until they have retained an attorney.

Drewnowski is asking for his community’s patience as officials work to gather accurate information about what occurred.

“All that I can say right now is I was informed by Chief Romutis that a juvenile was tased,” Drewnowski said.

“I will be meeting with the chief first thing Monday morning to discuss this. Hopefully we will have a statement for the press after that.”

John Paul
John Paul
John Paul is the founder of the Beaver Countian. He reports full-time for the site, specializing in investigative journalism with an emphasis on public corruption.

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FTP15003
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FTP15003

Crazy that I found out about it 48 hours before the mayor

KVR856
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I know…He didn’t do nuffing wrong, AND…He’s a aspiring rapper.

Mungo Jerry
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Mungo Jerry

And going to University right out of high school.

Pauly
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Pauly

Give the story time

Raven
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14-year-old “youths” running from police after a football game at night? Just the usual game night Olympics in America? And someone’s “BABY BOY” gets tasered? Sorry, but why weren’t they at the movies with their girlfriends, holding hands, sharing popcorn and sipping two-straw Cokes? No, to get my sympathy, you will have to hire a good babysitter instead of a lawyer to stop the curfew breakers getting into trouble. You know, home by 10, in bed by 12, sleep at night, not during the day, that kind of thing. Historically, the Ambridge police don’t have a huge fan club, justifiably, but hold off on the damning until the facts are known. If the pachyderm in the parlor is possible excessive force, let the facts play out before you get out the torches and pitchforks. The kids might be someone’s Baby Boys until they are 45 years old — perhaps one of the main problems here.

Dark Guest
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A large disturbance?

SpeakTheTruthToo
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SpeakTheTruthToo

Code for riot.

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