Archive for the 'Autopsy report altered' Category

USA – California: Contra Costa County inquest jury says Oakland man’s death at Martinez jail was accidental (2013-05-10)

Posted on May 10 2013 by admin

[[Summary / Comments : Tasered-then-died: Donald Ray McCullough, 58, was pronounced dead Oct. 30, less than three hours after was shocked in the back with a Taser. The medical examiner concluded “excessive delirium syndrome associated with acute methamphetamine intoxication” – although “excessive” doesn’t have any medical back-up. The pattern, he said was often found: drug […]

Indepth / USA – Stunning revelations – The untold story of Taser-related deaths (2012-12-06)

Posted on December 6 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: A long and detailed “backgrounder” on tasers in the USA, starting with the traser-death of Ryan Wilson in Sauguist 2012 in Lafayette, Colorado: TASER International emerges as a corporation exploiting its monopoly position as the only supplier of much-desired stun-guns to police units … Information includes the corporation’s video sent to medical […]

USA – Orlando, Florida: Other incidents of Taser deaths in Central Florida (2012-06-02)

Posted on June 2 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENT: Twelve men have died in Central Florida after being shocked by law enforcement. A close look at the causes suggests the taser was instrumental in the death of all of them, although medical examiners consistently sought another cause. For instance, in 2002 Gordon Randall, 37, after acting strangely at a hotel after […]

USA – Prince George’s County, Maryland: New Twist in Case of Greenbelt Man Who Died in Police Custody [following tasering] (2012-02-10)

Posted on February 10 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Recent documents obtained by Patch shed some new light on the death of Michael Mang. Police say they used appropriate force, including use of a taser, when arresting Mang, whom they say fought officers. Police took Mang to a hospital for his injuries and medical personnel released him back into police custody. […]

USA – Alexandria, Louisiana: Father sues over death of son shot with stun gun (2011-02-07)

Posted on February 7 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: In an all-too-familiar scenario, the death of 22-year-old Robert Ricks is blamed on his high level of cocaine – 1,090 ng/ml was above the 1,000 ng/ml generally recognized to be toxic – rather than the taser which brought him down. Understandably, the family is lodging a lawsuit contesting the official explanation of […]

USA – Doctors Condemn “Threatening” Taser Court Ruling [changing autopsy reports by court order] (2008-05-08)

Posted on May 8 2008 by admin

[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Medical examiners speak out on bullying tactics of Taser International over its “less than lethal” weapons- after Ohio examiner Dr. Lisa Kohler receives a court order to change her autopsy report – to delete all mentions of the weapons and to term the deaths “accidental”. Jeffrey Jentzen, president of the National Association […]

USA – Portland, Oregon: Medical examiners walk uneasy path. Taser case brings unique pressures in finding cause of death (2006-03-24)

Posted on March 24 2006 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: The Portland medical examiner’s office is funded by the law-enforcement agency, charged with determining a cause of death for Timothy Grant, who died Monday after being shocked with a Portland police Taser. Medical examiners in other states said Taser International has in the past sued and otherwise pressured officials who listed their […]