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Temple Police respond to Killeen man's complaint

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TEMPLE - Last week we told you about a Killeen man who filed a complaint against Temple police alleging excessive force.

Temple police have now concluded their internal investigation.

Police say their internal review found that the force applied during the arrest of Mr. Keifer was limited, reasonable and warranted by the situation.

On the morning of March 4th, Thomas Keifer was driving recklessly in traffic, according to police.

When an undercover cop tried to pull him over, he fled.

Temple police's internal review says he, "…drove through a grassy median along I-35, ran three stop signs, drove through parking lots and across the grass on private property, cut across a median on Loop 363 to rapidly change directions, and finally drove approximately 60 mph in a school zone."

 When he finally stopped, officers used what's called a swarm technique to capture him.

He was stunned with a Taser gun multiple times.

In dashcam footage News 25 obtained, Keifer's shirt and jacket fly off and multiple officers take him down.

Last week we spoke with Keifer's attorney.

He said the number of Taser shots and police officers were unnecessary.

He also argued a man cannot be a threat when his motor skills are gone.

But Temple police argue differently in a statement;

"Since Mr. Kiefer was struggling to remain in the car, the officers used methods of control, including the use of a Taser that stopped the suspect's resistance, brought him under control, and ultimately prevented serious injury to Mr. Kiefer, the officers, and the public."

Kiefer was charged with evading arrest with a vehicle, driving while license invalid, and resisting arrest.

He was later convicted and sentenced to 10 years in prison for the evading arrest charge.

Keifer's attorney is appealing.
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