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(2011-03-21) FLORIDA: Pinellas Park: Police defend use of stun gun in drowning death; Officers say Taser justified in drowning death [[tasered, then died // taser ineffective // drowning]]

Posted on March 21 2011 by admin

An officer tasers a man running away with a packet of Zoloft (sertraline), a drug used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder and panic and anxiety disorders. “’Either the barb missed or one of the wires had broken,’ said Forseth. He added that the officer tried to re-fire the Taser, but it failed to impact Mitchell. Dale Lee Mitchell, 34, who could not swim, drowned in a pond near 43rd Street and 70th Avenue early Sunday morning.” Was the taser implicated? Will we ever know?]]