Pistons' Davis arrested, shocked with stun gun

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. -- Detroit Pistons center Dale Davis was
shocked with a stun gun and charged with assault and disorderly
conduct in an altercation with Miami Beach police.

Davis was arrested Tuesday at a Miami Beach hotel and accused of
threatening police and security guards and shouting profanities,
police said.

Chubby Wells, Davis' agent, said he plans to file a lawsuit
against police for their treatment of the 15-year NBA veteran.

"It was so ridiculous, it's unbelievable," Wells said. "We're
going to take a stand."

Police were called to the hotel by the security workers and
Davis was repeatedly asked to leave, but refused, according to the

After giving officers his identification, Davis and the officers
went outside, where the 6-foot-11 player accused the officers of
targeting him because he is black. Police said they asked Davis to
remove his hands from his pockets for officer safety, and Davis
complied after asking officers if they were going to shoot him.

Davis pulled out money, three cellular phones and credit cards.
He put the items back in his pockets and said he'd beat up the
officers if they took off their badges and got rid of their guns.

Davis then balled his fists and began walking toward officers in
an aggressive manner, and he was warned that he would be hit with a
Taser gun if he continued.

He didn't stop, and an officer used the stun gun to hit Davis in
the chest and he fell to the ground. He was taken into custody and
charged with assault, assault on a police officer, disorderly
conduct and resisting arrest without violence.

Davis played for Indiana, Portland and Golden State before
joining the Pistons as a reserve last season. A Detroit spokesmen
didn't return phone messages seeking comment Friday.