Archive for the 'Falling to death (or serious injury)' Category

USA – Man dies after Chicago police use Taser during arrest (2014-05-21)

Posted on May 21 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Dominique Franklin Jr., 23, has died two weeks after police used a Taser on him as he was arrested for a retail theft in the Old Town Triangle neighborhood. He fell against a light pole after he was tasered. He was taken to hospital in a critical condition and died in the […]

USA – Tennessee Cops Force Entry, Tase Man Causing “Life Threatening Lacerations” After He Demands Warrant (2014-05-14)

Posted on May 14 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : A $600,000 lawsuit filed in Hamilton County Circuit Court says three Chattanooga, Tennessee police officers illegally trespassed on a man’s property. They had no warrants and then used a taser on him when he refused to speak to them. Stunned by the taser, Hacker then fell to the ground where the […]

USA – Austin, Texas: Grand Jury clears officers in school tasing incident [leading to a medically induced coma] (2014-05-13)

Posted on May 13 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Grand Jury clears officers in school tasing incident, in which a High School student that ended up in a coma. An officer tasered 17-year-old Noe Niño de Rivera on Nov. 20 because he interfered as officers attempted to break up a fight between two girls. The teen hit his head as he […]

USA – Chicago: Shoplifting suspect seriously hurt after officer uses Taser (2014-05-08)

Posted on May 8 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Tasered then taking a serious fall … : A shoplifting suspect fleeing police was seriously injured when he fell against a light pole after a police officer used a Taser on him, witnesses and police said. The man fell to the ground and appeared to be unresponsive, even as paramedics loaded him […]

USA – San Antonio, Texas: No need for Tasers in schools (2014-02-21)

Posted on February 21 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: The Texas Education Agency should ban Tasers from schools … This editorial – following the tasering of Noe Niño de Rivera last November, who fell to the floor and hit his head and was comatose for more than 50 days and may have lasting brain injuries, even though he was probably not […]

USA – Texas student tased by police exits coma, enters rehabilitation, attorney says (2014-01-31)

Posted on January 31 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: — A 17-year-old Texas student, Noe Nino de Rivera,,tasered in November 2013, who spent 52 days in a medically induced coma after police used a Taser on him at school entered a full-time rehabilitation facility Friday, his family’s attorney said. His parents have filed a lawsuit alleging their son never posed a […]

USA – Texas boy tasered by officer after breaking up school fight, remains in a coma (2013-11-29)

Posted on November 29 2013 by admin

USA – Texas boy tasered by officer after breaking up school fight, remains in a coma (2013-11-29) [[ SUMMARY / COMMENTS : A 17-year-old high school student suffered a brain injury and remains in a medically-induced coma – after a Texas sheriff’s deputy tasered him without cause following a skirmish in a school hallway, the […]

CANADA – Tasered Mississauga, Ontario senior files $1.1M lawsuit against cops (2013-11-02)

Posted on November 2 2013 by admin

[[ SUMMARY / COMMENTS : An 80-year-old Mississauga, Ont., woman with dementia and her daughter are suing three police officers and the Peel Regional Police Services Board for Tasering the elderly woman twice on August 28, during an incident that left her with a broken hip. The senior is suing for $1.1 million and her […]

USA – Sanford, Florida officer who left man bloody after using Taser cleared of wrongdoing (2013-10-22)

Posted on October 22 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : Sam Fuller was badly hurt in July when he was hit with a Taser and landed flat on his face after officers said he tried to run away when police saw him gambling in the street. He had to be hospitalized. The Sanford police officer was cleared of any wrongdoing. The […]

AUSTRALIA – Queensland Man falls on knife after police Taser him (2013-10-18)

Posted on October 18 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : An unnamed armed man fell on his own knife after being Tasered in Queensland last night, police said. He was allegedly holding a knife and threatening to harm the police. An officer shot him with a Taser and he fell over, stabbing himself with the blade. His life is not reported […]

CANADA – Halton, Ontario: Tasering of Oakville man [Gerry Morgan], 79, in 2006 ‘eerily similar’ to recent case (2013-10-16)

Posted on October 16 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : Tasering elederly man with Parkinson’s disease … Gerry Morgan, 79, had Parkinson’s disease and was confused, disoriented when police Tasered him in his home in November 2006. He had picked up knives in the kitchen and his wife called 911. He broke his hip when he fell and died several months […]

UK – Taser®: Recommendations: Clinical Effects and Management of Those Subjected to Taser® Discharge (2013-09-20)

Posted on September 20 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : The UK Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine provides overall guidelines and recommendations. How the X26 can be used to produce additional shocks. The distinction between probe mode and drive-stun mode. “In the UK, the overwhelming majority of police uses involving discharge of the Taser® X26 occur in probe mode.” Health […]

USA – Tasered by cops, St. Louis Park, Minnesota nursing home patient, 76, dies (2013-08-22)

Posted on August 22 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : Is the taser appropriate for suicide prevention? – Not in this case! On 14 July 2013 76-yr-old Zheng Diao, who didn’t speak English, was threatening to commit suicide, with a knife to his throat in a nursing home. Police used the Taser to try to prevent him from harming himself, he […]

USA – Montana: Taser death of 77-year-old veteran with Alzheimer’s prompts lawsuit (2013-04-15)

Posted on April 15 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : Alzheimer’s patient tasered, falls and died … : , 77-year-old Korean War Veteran Stanley L. Downen, who suffered from severe Alzheimer’s, wandered away from a Montana veterans home. The police found him and tasered him. He struck his head, resulting in multiple abrasions to the forehead and hands as well as […]

USA – Man confronted by trooper [who tasers him] dies after fall off Las Vegas overpass (2012-09-08)

Posted on September 8 2012 by admin

[[Summary / Comments : A major question-mark over this tasered-then-fell-to-death story. The man was running in the travel lanes of the highway, and when the trooper approached him, he ran away, Elliott said. The trooper gave chase and fired his Taser because of the risk the man posed to himself and the public, he said. […]

USA – North Carolina Inmate who died hit his head after being shot with Taser (2012-05-03)

Posted on May 3 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENT: A prison-inmate dies after falling on his head when he was tasered. This followed a fight between two inmates. The taser was clearly the cause of the fall. The death is considered an “accident,” according to the Medical Examiner’s report. Thomas Lumpkin Sr.’s cause of death on Jan. 24 was “blunt force […]

USA – Taser jolt leaves Florida woman braindead (2012-02-22)

Posted on February 22 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: The taser can be devastating ebev if the shock itself does not kill: 20-YEAR-OLD Danielle Maudsley has been left braindead after she was Tasered by police and smacked her head on the ground, after being arrested for a suspected hit-and-run in September. as footage from a police cruiser dashboard camera reveals, Trooper […]

USA – Tampa Bay, Florida: Experts say trooper’s use of Taser on woman raises questions (2012-02-18)

Posted on February 18 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : When the Taser’s prongs hit her back, 20-yr-old Danielle Maudsley, who was handcuffed, spun backward and smacked her head on the pavement. She was tasered from a few feet away. She clutched her head and struggled to rise. “I can’t get up,” she moaned, her final words. She has been in […]

USA – Tampa Bay, Florida Trooper cleared over Taser use (2012-02-16)

Posted on February 16 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: In Sept 2011, 20-yr-iold Danielle Maudsley, clad in handcuffs, bolted out the door of a Florida Highway Patrol substation after she had been arrested in a hit-and-run case. The officer pulled out his Taser and fired its electric probes into her back. Danielle fell backwards and she fell on the back of […]

USA – Cincinnati: City denies excessive force in post-stun gun death (2012-02-07)

Posted on February 7 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : Just another accidental death following the use of a taser: Douglas Boucher, who is mentally ill, was stunned numerous times and kicked and beaten while he was on the ground, according to an attorney in a lawsuit against Mason, Cincinnati. Attorney Alphonse Gerhardstein alleges that “the abuse of Mr. Boucher while […]