Archive for the 'Excited delirium' 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 – Medical research: Medical Conditions and Restraint in Patients Suffering From Excited Delirium (2014-05-21)

Posted on May 21 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Police overusing the diagnosis of “excited delirium”: All 66 suspects considered by police in one jurisdiction were followed up at hospital. 42 were treated in emergency departments. Officer-identified cases of ExDS infrequently involved individuals requiring extensive restraint or with medical conditions that objectively placed them at high risk for sudden death.]] American […]

USA – Illinois Coroner cites ‘excited delirium’ in death of St. Louis man arrested at Brooklyn strip club [no taser involved] (2014-04-07)

Posted on April 7 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: A case of death being attributed to “excited delirium” . Jason M Jordan, 30, exhibiting bizarre behavior at a strip club; was hallucinating, became combative and tried to flee. Officers handcuffed him and took him to a hospital. He continued to become agitated and confused and had a temperature of 103 degrees, […]

USA – Florida: ACLU calls for review of Taser use after landmark finding on Miami-Dade artist’s death (2014-03-07)

Posted on March 7 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) on Friday called on local police departments to change how officers use Taser stun guns, one day after a medical examiner ruled the weapon played a role in the death of a young street artist, Israel Hernandez-Llach, in Miami Beach. The teen’s family members and supporters repeated […]

USA – Palm Beach County, Florida: Searching for clues to the source of violent, naked rampages (2014-02-16)

Posted on February 16 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Excited delirium: Myth or Reality? Two rampaging who tore off their clothes, shouted gibberish and fought with “super human” strength against all attempts to stop them – one of them killed by the police – in the same week were suffering a brain malfunction labeled “excited delirium”, which is explained by Dr […]

USA – Palm Beach, Florida: ‘Excited delirium’ suspected after another violent battle between ranting naked young man, sheriff’s deputies (20134-02-10)

Posted on February 10 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Excited delirium is here reported as a relatively accepted disease category …. Police shooting death (not taser) blamed on “excited delirium”. 28-year-old Anesson Joseph was shot dead (not tasered) after a rampage driven to violence by an acute psychotic episode – ‘excited delirium.’ In the police’s words. “Conrad Hopper fought violently with […]

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 […]

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 – Washington State: Second case of excited delirium, coroner decides (2013-10-15)

Posted on October 15 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : Jason Nalls died in July 2103. The forsensic pathologist said he died of “excited delirium”, after being tasered. Following a police chase, Mr Nalls was handcuffed after he’d been tasered, although the probes may not have penetrated his clothing. A month earlier On June 29, Jesse Avina Morales, 21, died after […]

USA – Miami Beach, Florida: Reefa Taser Death: Cops Suggest He Was on Cocaine (2013-10-10)

Posted on October 10 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : The autopsy report seems to being kept secret, while an article in the Miami Herald claims cocaine, leading to “excited delirium” caused Israel Hernandez’s death on August the 6th at Miami Beach (see related stories): 200 protesters and his family chanted and waved signs in protest over his taser-related death. “I’m […]

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.]] Front page of the site of the Brain Endowment Bank at the Dept of […]

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

Posted on October 4 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : Nearly 30 people have died in the custody of the Miami Police Department over the past decade from so-called “excited delirium syndrome”, most involving strong restraint measures by police, including tasers. In 2009, a task force of the American College of Emergency Physicians estimated that at least 250 people die from […]

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 – Signs of excited delirium (2013-10-01)

Posted on October 1 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : Symptoms of “excited delirium” according to a 2011 multi-authored special panel review by the Weapons & Protective Systems Technologies Center at Pennsylvania State University – this is what is widely accepted in the medical examiner community.]], by Dee Riggs The 2011 study, by the Weapons & Protective Systems Technologies Center […]

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 – Can you die from excitement? Taser International says Yes (2013-09-18)

Posted on September 18 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : Citing a number of death flowing the use of tasers, this post questions the validity of “excited delirium” as a supposed cause of death. While the American College of Emergency Physicians accepts its diagnosis, many psychiatrists reject it and the ACLU says it is used to “whitewash clear cases of police […]

CANADA – Sudbury, Ontario: Front-line police should not be armed with Tasers (2013-09-18)

Posted on September 18 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : A particularly well-argued letter to the editor of an Ontario paper about providing the police with tasers (see also the 89 comments here): Tasers are not needed; police must be better able to respond physically to threatening suspects; juries which say the taser does not cause death are mistaken; “excited delirium” […]

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 […]

CANADA – Edmonton Police not responsible for death of Tasered man with ‘super-human’ strength [Jeff Oatway in 2012] (2013-09-05)

Posted on September 5 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) has concluded that Edmonton police are not responsible for the in-custody death of a 34-yr-old Jeff Oatway who was Tasered on April 11, 2012. He was clearly out-of-control (read: psychiatric distress) and the taser “had no effect and he continued to struggle” (?). While […]