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USA – Miami Police Accused of Using “Excited Delirium” to Cover Deaths in Custody (2013-10-04)

Posted on October 4 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : More on the “excited delirium” controversy: 29 people have died in the custody of the Miami Police Department over the past decade from “excited delirium syndrome,” including more than a third involving the use of tasers on the victims. The ACLU says it is being used to shield overaggressive police tactics. […]

USA – Miami Police Accused of Using “Excited Delirium” to Cover Deaths in Custody (2013-10-04)

Posted on October 4 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : Nearly 30 people have died in the custody of the Miami Police Department over the past decade from so-called “excited delirium syndrome”, most involving strong restraint measures by police, including tasers. In 2009, a task force of the American College of Emergency Physicians estimated that at least 250 people die from […]

USA – Chelan County, Washington: Excited delirium: ‘It’s never been on our radar’ (2013-10-01)

Posted on October 1 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : Case of an in-custody death caused by “excited delirium” – without any use of a taser. Jesse Avina Morales, 21, died after what police say was a 16-minute struggle with corrections officers. The County ruled the cause of death as excited delirium with hypertensive heart disease. Neither the Centers for Disease […]

USA – American Medical Association: 2009 Report on the Use of Tasers® by Law Enforcement Agencies (2009) – approximate date)

Posted on August 30 2009 by admin

CSAPH Rep. 6-A-09 — page 1 ; REPORT 6 OF THE COUNCIL ON SCIENCE AND PUBLIC HEALTH (A-09): (Reference Committee D) EXECUTIVE SUMMARY [[SUMMARY / COMMENTS :This is the official AMA report on tasers, presented and distributed in 2009. We provide the “executive summary” as well as excerpts from the 16-page report (we have excluded the […]