Archive for the 'Manic depression' 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 – Stanislaus, California deputy Tasers, fatally shoots man (20912-04-16)

Posted on April 16 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENT: When tasers often fail to incapacitate their targets, police often then shoot the victims: the taser disinhibits the use of firearms it would seem. In this case, 32-year-old George Ramirez Jr. was involved in a family dispute, he was tasered then the deputy shot him. Mr Ramirez’s family told KCRA-TV that he […]

USA – Gilroy, California to pay $1.275 million in police shooting [followed by taser discharge] (2012-04-05)

Posted on April 5 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENT : In an unusual twist, shot-then-tasered, a federal court jury has awarded $1.275 million to the family of Gurmit Singh, a man suffering from bipolar disorder, who was in the chest alongside Highway 152 in Gilroy in February 2008. But an eyewitness, psychiatrist Jan Weber, said both men were standing still at […]

USA – Salt Lake City, Utah – Federal Judge Rules Taser Death Lawsuit Can Proceed to Trial (2012-01-12)

Posted on January 12 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : On June 9, 2009, Brian Cardall, a doctoral student in molecular biology, was driving with his wife and children in the Utah countryside when he developed an acute manic attack. His wife called 911 to say it was a psychiatric crisis, the police were told of this and when they arrived, […]