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Taser-brandishing mall cop Darien Long arrested

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Darien Long has gained worldwide notoriety for his crime-fighting ways. (FOX 5 file photo) Darien Long has gained worldwide notoriety for his crime-fighting ways. (FOX 5 file photo)
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A Taser-wielding Atlanta mall cop who gained worldwide fame attention for his strong-armed style has been arrested after a dispute, according to police.

Atlanta police say that Darien Long was arrested on Thursday after allegedly tackling a Metro Mall occupant. Long claimed that the victim had been previously warned not to return to the mall, according to Officer John Chafee of the Atlanta Police Department. However, police said that Long could not produce anything to back up his claim.

Authorities said that video from the mall showed Long run up to the side of the victim and tackle him to the ground.

Long became known internationally after videos of him Tasing people he deemed out of control went viral on the internet.

FOX 5 has recently reported that Long is losing his job at the end of the month.

Police say Long is charged with battery and was transported to Fulton County Jail. His first court appearance is expected to start at 9 a.m. on Friday.

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