Archive for the 'Bath salts' Category

USA – William Parisio, Awaiting Trial For Murder Of Warren’s Pamela Schmidt, Found Dead Of Cardiac Dysrhythmia (2014-07-03)

Posted on July 3 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: An example of the “excited delirium” syndrome being cited where the taser has not been used – this certainly occurs: excited delirium brought on by bath salts. The cause of death for inmate William Parisio, 25, who died in February while awaiting trial for the murder of Warren Township woman Pamela Schmidt, […]

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 – 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 – Miami-Dade County, Florida: Controversial, troubling trend – Death by ‘excited delirium’ (2013-09-28)

Posted on September 28 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: A relatively “balanced” overview of the controversial diagnosis of “excited delirium”, too often – but by no means always – associated with taser-related deaths. 29 cases in Miami-Dade County since 2002. A genetic abnormality, hyperthermia, designer drugs, the existence, nature and cause of this condition remain highly disputed.]] Miami-Herald, by DAVID OVALLE […]

USA – Bangor, Maine police release report on man’s death after being hit with Taser (2013-05-30)

Posted on May 30 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS :Last September 28-yr-old Phillip A. McCue, a Bangor man on synthetic bath salts, who was growling and screaming profanities and death threats at police was tasered , had a heart attack and died 5 days later in hospital. The autopsy shows he died on Sept. 17, 2012, as a result of complications […]

USA – Bangor, Maine police release report on man’s death after being hit with Taser (2013-05-30)

Posted on May 30 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : Tasered-then-died (5 says later). Last September 28-yr-old Phillip A. McCue, a Bangor man on synthetic bath salts, who was growling and screaming profanities and death threats at police was tasered, had a heart attack and died 5 days later in hospital. The autopsy shows he died on Sept. 17, 2012, as […]

USA –Maine Attorney-General’s office says no basis for inquiry into Bangor man’s death after Taser incident (2013-05-01)

Posted on May 1 2013 by admin

[[Summary / Comments : The Maine attorney general says the police officers who used a Taser to subdue a Bangor man under the influence of synthetic bath salts last September had every right to use the nonlethal force. Phillip A. McCue, 28, of Bangor had two heart attacks — one shortly after a Taser was […]

USA – Maine Attorney-General’s office says no basis for inquiry into Bangor man’s death after Taser incident (2013-05-13)

Posted on May 1 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : Phillip A. McCue of Bangor, Maine died of a heart attack after he was tasered in September 2012. The police had every right to use their “non-lethal weapons” (sic) according to the Maine attorney general. Mr McCue died of drug poisoning (Alpha-PVP) according to the medical examiner. As his father said: […]

USA – Arizona Officers not charged for Tasing man 71 times (2012-03-05)

Posted on March 5 2012 by admin

  [[SUMMARY / COMMENT : Multiple tasering for a medical emergency…Three officers involved in Tasering a man 71 times at a North Highway 89 gas station last summer will not be criminally charged. The unnamed man, according to the police, was high on Bath Salts and PCP and went into a state of excited delirium […]