Andrew William Meyer (born September 15, 1986) is an undergraduate currently seeking a degree in journalism at the University of Florida. Meyer attended Cypress Bay High School in Weston, Florida, where he worked at the school newspaper and was a member of the National Honor Society. At University of Florida, Meyer worked as a columnist for the college paper Independent Florida Alligator. Meyer became widely known when videos were posted of police tasering him at a speech by U.S. Senator John Kerry, a Democrat who represents Massachusetts.
On September 17, 2007, Meyer was subdued by five campus police officers and tasered after being told to leave and resisting arrest. Meyer was arrested and taken to Alachua County Jail. Meyer was arrested on charges of resisting an officer and disturbing the peace, according to Alachua County jail records. Police recommended charges of resisting arrest with violence, a felony, and disturbing the peace and interfering with school administrative functions, a misdemeanor. He spent a night in jail before his release on his own recognizance. He had no comment when he left. The State Attorney's Office has not made the formal charging decision.
About 100 University of Florida students marched to the steps of campus police headquarters the following day, chanting that police used excessive force. They demanded that Tasers be banned from campus, and that charges be filed against the police officers that restrained and tased Meyer.