COLUMBIA — The Missourian has obtained a video file of the arrest of Columbia resident Rodman Marine, 31, which occurred Dec. 19, 2006. The video file was recorded with the camera in the patrol car of former Columbia Police Officer Justin LaForest.
In the video, Marine can be seen leaving a car driven by Marine's cousin, Tylanedor Delany, 37, who remains in the driver's seat during the arrest.
Shemeca Marine, 27, Rodman Marine's sister, can also be seen in the video. She was arrested that evening for interfering with an arrest.
Marine was arrested that night on suspicion of marijuana distribution, resisting arrest and third-degree assault of a law enforcement officer.
According to arrest reports and citizen complaints from the incident obtained by the Missourian, Marine was stunned with a Taser three times.
An internal investigation into the incident found LaForest's use of force in the arrest "improper" on Feb. 8, 2007, three days after LaForest resigned from the force. He is now a police officer in Ashland.
In December 2009, Marine filed a lawsuit naming LaForest and five other defendants in a federal court. He is seeking damages of up to $1 million.