The incident unfolded when officers in the LAPD's Rampart division responded to a call at 4 p.m. Sunday of "a man causing a disturbance" in the 600 block of St. Paul Avenue, said Officer Wendy Reyes.
After meeting resistance, officers used a Taser stun gun to try to subdue Hardy, but it was ineffective, she said. During an ensuing struggle, two police officers received minor injuries before Hardy was handcuffed.
Hardy was taken to a hospital and subsequently arrested on suspicion of resisting arrest, Reyes said. He was being held in lieu of $25,000 bail. The use of force is being reviewed by the LAPD's Force Investigation Division.