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07/09/2011 03:22 pm ET Updated Sep 08, 2011

Andrew Keegan Explains Bizarre 'Taser' Incident

Andrew Keegan may have been detained by police last week during a fundraising party, but the actor claims that contrary to reports, there was no tasering involved in the bizarre incident.

Keegan was handcuffed by police during a July 2 fundraiser, called Street Sessions, hosted by C Street Organization, in Marina Del Ray.

"It was the most peaceful gathering," Keegan told Us Weekly, adding that the organization took the necessary steps to procure all the correct alcohol and noise permits before the event make everything legal and by-the-book.

The cops appeared around 5 p.m. to respond to another party in the area, and what happened next is still a little blurry, the actor said, adding that the band stopped playing immediately when the authorities arrived.

"It just kind of escalated to something," Keegan said. "[The police] have rights, and I have rights... It just really happened so fast that I didn't even realize it."

While Keegan said he was handcuffed and received a misdemeanor offense for loud music, he said there he was not tasered during the incident. "No, no, no," he said.

According to TMZ, the actor said he felt the cops were trying to "make an example out of 'No Tolerance' Independence Day [policy]."
The Marina Del Ray and Venice police reportedly made a number of arrests of the July 4th holiday weekend to try and curb the recent spike in local violence, which included a recent gang-related shooting fatality.

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