Los Angeles Police say New Orleans Pelicans center Jaxson Hayes resisted arrest, had to be subdued by Taser

Los Angeles police claim that Jaxson Hayes, a New Orleans Pelicans centre, resisted arrest while officers investigated a domestic violence report on Wednesday morning.Police released a statement Thursday stating that Hayes was taken into custody under the "California Penal Code section 1969, Resisting Arrest" charge. This carries a harsher penalty and includes violence to stop officers from performing their duties. This charge can result in a maximum three-year sentence.According to Los Angeles Police Department, Hayes met officers responding to the call in the front yard. Hayes tried to stop officers from entering the house after they told Hayes that they needed to speak to someone.According to police, footage from body cameras shows Hayes trying entry to the house despite being warned by officers. Officers called for help and attempted to put Hayes' hands behind their backs as he continued pushing forward.Hayes broke away and forced an officer against a wall.According to the LAPD, officers used physical force to bring Hayes down and then, when Hayes continued to struggle, officers deployed the Taser along with bodyweight and physical force. According to police, the altercation lasted for two-and-a half minutes before Hayes was taken away by officers.Hayes, one officer of the police were treated in a local hospital and released.Hayes was arrested on Wednesday, and released shortly after posting $25,000 bail. Police claim that Hayes was arrested at home by a woman who refused to cooperate with officers' investigations into the domestic dispute call.A department supervisor was not involved in the case and was appointed to investigate the arrest because the officers responding to the calls used force during the incident. According to the LAPD, the incident is being reviewed by its force investigation division. This is due to "the possibility that force was applied during the use force to Hayes' neck."The Pelicans stated Wednesday that they are working with the NBA on the matter, but had no further comment.Hayes will make his first court appearance Jan. 24, 2022.