Archive for the 'Excited delirium (statistics)' Category

USA – Miami Police Accused of Using “Excited Delirium” to Cover Deaths in Custody (2013-10-04)

Posted on October 4 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : More on the “excited delirium” controversy: 29 people have died in the custody of the Miami Police Department over the past decade from “excited delirium syndrome,” including more than a third involving the use of tasers on the victims. The ACLU says it is being used to shield overaggressive police tactics. […]

USA – Chelan County, Washington: Excited delirium: ‘It’s never been on our radar’ (2013-10-01)

Posted on October 1 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : Case of an in-custody death caused by “excited delirium” – without any use of a taser. Jesse Avina Morales, 21, died after what police say was a 16-minute struggle with corrections officers. The County ruled the cause of death as excited delirium with hypertensive heart disease. Neither the Centers for Disease […]

USA – San Antonio, Texas: Excited delirium linked to December death [no taser involved] (2013-03-21)

Posted on March 21 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: (No taser involved here.) The December 2012 death of David Garza, 43, has been ruled a homicide, caused by a cocaine-induced excited delirium, or an overdose of adrenaline to his heart by the medical examiner’s office. He also died of possible asphyxia, as his ribs broke while struggling with a South Side […]