Footage of a young man who burst into flames following being tasered by French police officers in Paris, France, has gone viral causing outrage in social media.
The video shows the man acting erratically as he resists arrest, the footage also reveals him provoking the officers in a threatening manner.
The shocking footage was captured on one of the police officers’ body cameras which documents the attempted arrest at Place de la Nation in Paris.
The shirtless suspect sporting multiple injuries on his arms and chest can be heard screaming at the police officers;
‘I feel like taser-ing your mother. Why don’t you taser?’
The officers reply: ‘No, I don’t want to’, and one of them hits the suspect over the legs with a baton.
Despite initial protest, the officers use a taser at the same time as another officer users tear gas, which causes the man to be engulfed in flames.
The man, who is well over 6ft tall , collapses on the ground. The officer with the taser shouts: ‘Guys, don’t use gas! Who the f*** gassed him?!’
The video showing a young man bursting into flames as he is tasered by Paris police officers has gone viral in France.
As the officer fires the stun gun, one of his colleague’s sprays tear gas on the subject causing him to be set alight by the electric shock of the weapon.
One of the officers throw himself on top of the burning man to put out the flames, and he was reportedly later arrested and did not suffer any serious injury.
The video was filmed in July, 2013, but has not been seen until this week when unknown individuals posted it on Facebook and Twitter.
The force held an internal police investigation into the incident, but no action has reportedly been taken against any individual.
It is the latest in a series of films providing evidence of brutality being used by the forces of order around the city.