Archive for the 'Asthma' Category

USA – Heart disease, not Taser, killed Fort Worth, Texas man, autopsy finds (2013-09-04)

Posted on September 4 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : A Fort Worth man, asthmatic and obese 34-year-old Jermaine Darden, who died in May after police shocked him with a Taser during a drug raid died of natural causes, the Tarrant County medical examiner has ruled. Mr Darden’s mother and others tried to tell police not about Darden’s health problem. According […]

USA – Pennsylvania: ‘Excited delirium’ caused death of man in York City Police custody (2012-02-07)

Posted on February 12 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Howard Thomas Cook Jr. fled from police after a car he was riding in was stopped by police. He was tasered twice and died in police custody. Of  “excited delirium” said the coroner “He had cocaine and heroin in his system, according to the York County Coroner’s Office.” When somebody is in […]

USA – Lafayette, Louisiana: Autopsy Report cites taser as a “contributing factor” in death (2011-02-09)

Posted on February 9 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: “The autopsy report states the taser was a contributing factor in his death. However, the official cause is listed as bronchial asthma complications- or the inflammation of parts of the lungs – but [Javon] Rakestrau’s family says he never had asthma.” – Javon’s mopther said she was not aware her sone was […]