The teen continued resisting and the officer eventually deployed her Taser, police said. The teen then was placed into handcuffs “without further incident,” the statement said.
Apparent videos of the event have been circulating on social media, showing the officer pulling out a Taser and using it on the teen.
A second video apparently shows the officer detaining the boy.
Atlanta police are reviewing the videos from social media to further investigate the incident. The teenager was cited on a charge of disorderly conduct, according to police.
In Georgia, it is illegal for people under the age of 21 to purchase or own vaping devices. In Atlanta, there is a city ordinance stating that vaping is not allowed in public parks. Initial police reports did not indicate at which park the incident occurred nor a specific address.