"I said, 'Hop out, put your hands behind your back.' He didn't do it," Gardner told his colleague. "I said, 'Put your hands behind your back.'" When Massey refused to follow his order, Gardner continued, "I said no, I'm not playing that game, pull out the Taser, 'Turn around, right now, or I'll Taser you.'" The colleague responded, "Good for you."
Massey filed a complaint with a local patrol office, according to Roden, the Utah Highway Patrol spokesman. Gardner has not been reprimanded for the incident and, Roden said, has not been disciplined for incidents in the past.
The department has a nine-page Taser policy, Roden said, and this is an incident that will be taken "very seriously."
In the video, before Gardner takes her husband to jail, he tells Massey's wife, "It didn't have to go this way, but it did."
Now that decision will be made by the state's public safety internal affairs officers.