Archive for the 'Autopsy report' Category

USA – Sherman, North Texas: Lawsuit describes woman’s disturbing death outside Texas cop car (2014-05-28)

Posted on May 28 2014 by admin

[[Summary / comments: Lesa Surratt died of injuries suffered in a traffic stop in August 2013, including an order to “Tase that bitch.”. She was tasered, and Ms Surratt was taken to hospital, where she was found to be in a vegetative state and placed on life support, according to a lawsuit brought by her […]

USA – Hawaii: Pathologist offers additional details on Hatori’s autopsy (2014-04-17)

Posted on April 17 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Tasered then died … More information is available on Randall Hatori’s autopsy – who died after he was tasered last Friday. The new examiner“found no evidence that being tased contributed to Hatori’s death”. In the process of being subdued, an officer used a Taser. Mr Hatori continued to struggle after the Taser […]

USA – Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating fatal officer-involved Taser shooting (2014-04-17)

Posted on April 17 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: On 11 April 2014, Gregory Towns tasered then dies in Georgia – Police confirmed Mr Towns was stunned with a Taser more than once, but he said he was not prepared to say how many times. “Mr. Towns developed medical difficulties and was taken to Atlanta Medical Center, where he was later […]

CANADA – List of deaths in Canada following the use of the taser by police officers (2014-04-10)

Posted on April 11 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: this is the most reliable list of Canadians – 33 –  who died after they were tasered by the police. Source: TruthNotTasers blog. The table includes names, ages, locations. dates and the official cause of death, where this has been released, as concluded by Medical Examiners or at Inquest.]]   List of […]

USA – Taser company says device saves lives after wrongful death lawsuit filed in Bangor, Maine (2014-04-04)

Posted on April 4 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Phillip McCue, 28, lost consciousness and died five days after he was tasered in September 2012. The autopsy report concluded that it was not the taser that killed him but bath salts that caused cardiac arrest. “The Taser hits are not a factor in the death,” Maine’s chief medical examiner said. Phillip’s […]

USA – Iowa: Document points to meth as initial cause of death for man Tasered by Coralville (2014-04-02)

Posted on April 2 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Drugs not taser found to be cause of man’s death shortly after he was tasered … Family frustrated by lack of details in Taser case on hearing that Methamphetamine – not the taser – found to be the cause of death for Thomas H. Martinez Jr., 40, who died shortly after being […]

USA – Florida: Friends Of Israel ‘Reefa’ Hernandez-Llach Respond To Autopsy Report (2014-03-10)

Posted on March 10 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Friends and the family of Israel “Reefa” Hernandez-Llach held a news conference in response to his autopsy report released last week, seven months after his death, following the use of the taser against the street artist. The autopsy found that his death was “accidental through electrical discharge.” One friend says: “[He] was […]

USA – Miami Breach, Florida: Cause Of Death [taser-induced cardiac arrest] Determined For Teen Who Died After Being “Shocked” By Police (2014-03-06)

Posted on March 6 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Medical Examiner: Death of stree-artist Israel Hernandez Llach in August 2013 caused by “severe cardiac arrest” brought on by the electrical current administered to him by a police Taser. I.e.: he was killed by the taser. After Isreal was spotted scribbling graffiti on an abandoned McDonald’s restaurant, the police tasered him and […]

USA – Idaho Family seeks answers in death of a Caldwell man who died after he was hit by a Taser (2014-02-20)

Posted on February 20 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Anthony Firkins Jr. died after being tasered three times ten months ago. Police reports are about to be released. Police claim he was being non-compliant following a car accident (he was hiding under his truck). Autopsy photos showed multiple puncture wounds consistent with Taser barbs, said Boise attorney Scott McKay: “I think […]

USA – Ohio: Lethal combination of bath salts, alcohol, killed man hours after Cleveland Police arrested him in October (2014-02-18)

Posted on February 18 2014 by admin

[[Summary / Comments : Reginald Williams Jr. died after Police arrested him on kidnapping charges. He had been tasered multiple times, according to a witness. A medical examiner officially ruled Williams’ death an accident due to “Complications of acute intoxication due to the combined effects of methylenedioxypyrovalerone [bath salts] and ethanol.” The medical examiner’s office […]

USA – Hawaii: Autopsy on Hatori Not Yet Conclusive, Police Say (2014-02-06)

Posted on February 6 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: The autopsy of Randall Hatori, who died after he wasa tasered (how many times is unclear) will likely take 6-8 weeks to complete. Methamphetamine recovered by detectives at the scene of the struggle was not found on Hatori’s person but very close by. Randall Hatori was a passenger in a vehicle stopped […]

USA – Tennessee: Autopsy shows Washington County inmate died from ‘excited delirium’ (2014-01-24)

Posted on January 24 2014 by admin

[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Stewart Peppers, 22, was tasered and then died according to his parents’ lawsuit (on 29 April 2013) – yet again the cause of death was “excited delirium” due to drug use, a statement issued Friday by the county sheriff and prosecutor said.” – mores specifically “the misuse of anabolic steroids, testosterone and […]

USA – Iowa man’s death after Taser stun is ruled a homicide (2013-12-15)

Posted on December 15 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Tasered man’s death blamed on his heart condition and use of methamphetamine. Michael Zubrod, 39, died in September. His death is a “homicide”. In a serious domestic violence case, police used Tasers three times, which they reported had little to no effect on him. Zubrod became unresponsive after he was placed in […]

USA – Douglas County, Oregon grand jury clears police officers in use of force in two fatal cases (2013-12-03)

Posted on December 3 2013 by admin

[[ SUMMARY / COMMENTS : March 2013: Walter Ray McKelvey, 26, was tasered then died; June 2013: Gregory Allen Price, 56 was tasered then  died. Following autopsy results and “extensive medical reports”, a grand jury rules they both died from methamphetamine use and excited delirium, although in Mr Price’s “the cause of death was atherosclerotic […]

RÉUNION – Saint-Benoît – 300 personnes marchent en blanche en mémoire de Loïc Louise [300 people participate in silent march in memory of Loïc Louise] (2013-11-30)

Posted on November 30 2013 by admin

[[ SUMMARY / COMMENTS : 300 people in a silent march to protest the 3 November 2013 death of Loïc Louise (near Orléans in France) after he was tasered, behind a banner “Justice must be done”. The autopsy exonerated the taser, but the family, following a visit to Orléans, is convinced the police did not […]

FRANCE – Loïc Louise mort étouffé [Medical examiner: ‘Loïc Louise died of suffocation’ (rather than the taser)] (2013-11-06)

Posted on November 6 2013 by admin

[[ SUMMARY / COMMENTS : Did the taser cause suffocation? An initial autopsy has concluded that Loïc Louise died of suffocation, not a taser discharge. “Regurgitations of food were found in his throat and lungs and he was very severely inebriated and also under the effects of drugs” and did not appear to have died […]

USA – Coroner: Man who died in Sacramento, California police custody suffered ‘excited delirium’ (2013-11-06)

Posted on November 6 2013 by admin

[[ SUMMARY / COMMENTS : John Nat Torretti Jr., 42 was tasered and died shortly afterwards in May 2013, following a brutal fight with police. The coroner concluded: “sudden death following violent struggle with law enforcement due to methamphetamine-induced excited delirium.”]] Sacramento Bee, by Tim Munigh The man who died in Sacramento police custody in […]

USA – Miami, Florida: The University of Miami Brain Endowment Bank: Explaining excited delirium (2013-10-06 – date downloaded)

Posted on October 6 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: A glimpse into Deborah Mash’s “brain bank” – presented as cutting-edge neuroscience, but in fact little known outside the domain of tasers, where it occupies a central role in rationalizing “excited delirium” as a distinct brain disease.]] http://www.exciteddelirium.org/indexwhatisED2.html Front page of the site of the Brain Endowment Bank at the Dept of […]

USA – Death of tasered Kingstree, South Carolina man who fled from officers ruled an accident (2013-10-02)

Posted on October 2 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : Tasered-then-died “by accident”: on 15 April 2013 Carl Ballard, 29, fled on foot from officers, was tasered several times, arrested, went into medical alert and died within minutes in hospital. His death was the result the “toxic effects of cocaine”. The autopsy: a “postmortem peripheral blood cocaine concentration” of 329 nanograms […]

USA – Kansas: Drugs caused man’s death in KC police custody (2013-09-13)

Posted on September 13 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : Brief report of the autopsy of Kevin Ellis, who was tasered-then-died in June 2103. The medical examiner concluded he died from accidental methamphetamine intoxication and excited delirium. His brain showed no changes caused by the stun gun.]] St. Louis Post-Dispatch The Jackson County medical examiner says a man who collapsed during […]