Archive for the 'Bipolar disorder' Category

USA – Salt Lake City, Utah Family gets $2M settlement from Hurricane in Taser death (2013-01-08)

Posted on January 8 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Hurricane city (population 14,000) has paid $2 million to settle a wrongful death lawsuit brought by the family of Brian Cadall who died in 2009 after being shocked twice with a Taser by police. The family of Brian Cardall, who had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, continues their advocacy work with National […]

USA – Lawsuit over Arizona man’s Taser death in Utah settled (2012-12-29)

Posted on December 29 2012 by admin

[[Summary / Comments : And the taser didn’t kill him? A settlement has been reached in a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of Brian Cardall, of Flagstaff, Arizona, who died in 2009 after a southern Utah police officer shocked him with a Taser. As is typically the case (and a condition of the […]

USA – Details revealed in Ohio man’s Taser-related death (2012-12-08)

Posted on December 8 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Surely the taser was the cause of death here? 39-year-old Doug Boucher, who had a bipolar disorder, was combative with the police and died after he was shocked 7 times by a Taser. Five of these discharges were against Mr Boucher after he was lying motrionless, face-down on the ground. He died […]

USA – Bipolar Oregon man dies in police custody (2012-09-06)

Posted on September 6 2012 by admin

[[Summary / Comments : Christopher Ladue, a man with bipolar disorder and clearly in psychiatric distress, died Wednesday night, shortly after being handcuffed by Jackson County Sheriff’s deputies at a home – and after he had been tasered at least 4 times. “We’re assuming it’s medical at this point,” said a police spokesman. “There are […]

CANADA – Man Tasered by police dies in Edmonton hospital (2012-04-12)

Posted on April 14 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENT: Canada’s 30th tasered-then-died victim. Thirty-four-year-old Jeff Oatway had serious psychiatric problems and addiction problems. He became violent in a holding cell in an Edmonton police station and was struck with a Taser earlier this week. He died in hospital Friday. At least 12 police officers tried to restrain Oatway, according to the […]

USA – Is There ANY Reason Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office Detention Officers Needed to Use a Taser On Marty Atencio? (2011-12-27)

Posted on December 27 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : One of the ugliest taser killings caught on film. Eight (!) Mariposa County Police brutally smash and taser a mentally disturbed Latino veteran in police custody, while others look on. Little wonder that this case is making headlines and many are calling for the police-chief’s resignation. Other cases of police abuse […]

USA – Fullerton, California residents angry over police killing of homeless man (2011-08-05)

Posted on August 6 2011 by admin

[[ Summary / Comments : “Last month’s police killing of an unarmed schizophrenic homeless man in Fullerton has sparked debate about how police deal with mentally ill suspects. Kelly Thomas died after half a dozen police officers tried to subdue him at a bus depot.” ]] Last month’s police killing of an unarmed schizophrenic homeless […]

USA – Relatives rip cops after Long Island, New York, mans dies following Taser gun incident (2011-05-08)

Posted on May 10 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: A variant of an all-too-familiar story … “Relatives of a bipolar man who died after getting zapped by a Taser gun in Long Island railed against cops Saturday, calling the 40-year-old’s death unjust.” On Thursday police arrested Daniel McDonnell who had a dispute with a neighbor; he became “irrational” and “non-compliant” next […]