Archive for the 'Taser medical emergency' Category

BRAZIL – Morre após receber descarga de taser em ação policial [Death in southern Brazil after tasering in a police intervention] (2013-01-27)

Posted on January 27 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: (Revised google-translation from Portuguese; the original text appears below the translation, in italics.) A driver in Brazil is tasered, probably multiple times, and dies of cardiac arrest before getting to hospital. The police say he was intoxicated, there was a car chase, and he smashed into the wall of a tunnel. He […]

USA – Tasered North Idaho man died from heart attack (2008-08-19)

Posted on August 19 2011 by admin

[[ Summary / Comments In a typical case, Daniel L. Mittelstadt, 56, of Mount Shasta, Calif., who died following the use of a taser, had a pre-existing heart condition and a long history of mental health issues … pathologists determined that the Taser “did not in itself case the fatality” but a combination of factors […]

CANADA / QUEBEC – Montreal cops taser blood-covered man armed with BBQ fork (2011-05-21)

Posted on May 22 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: This post appears to fir into the “appropriate use of taser” category, but (a) did the police consider any negotiation? (b) was the man still threatening others when they arrived? (c) if he was “delirious” (sic, u.e., in psychiatric distress) should this have been a sign to use or not use the […]

CANADA / QUEBEC – Le Taser deux fois moins utilisé qu’en 2007 à Québec [Quebec City police using taser 50% less often than in 2007] (2011-05-17)

Posted on May 22 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Quebec City police report taser use is down 50% – from 16 times a years to 8 – since 2007, when Claudio Castagnetta died following the use of the taser – as a result of the media coverage of this case, according to a police spokesperson. Anyone receiving a discharge now automatically […]

USA – Washington, DC: Police Executive Research Forum (PERC): “2011 Electronic Control Weapons Guidelines” (2011-04-22)

Posted on April 24 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: GlobalShock does not believe that new guide-lines are a panacea, but they can provide increased protection as long as the taser is in use.  The “PERF 2011 Guidelines” are, we believe ground-breaking,  from a widely-respected US forum (Police Executive Research Forum: PERF) – developed for and with the U.S. Department of Justice, […]

USA – Tampa, Florida: Mom disputes account of son’s death after Taser incident (2011-04-07)

Posted on April 7 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: In an all-too-familiar story: 23-year-old Jairious McGhee was suffering from viral meningitis, a serious but very rarely fatal disease, when he was being taken to Hospital for psychiatric evaluation Saturday. McGhee had urinated on himself, and had bloodshot eyes and dry lips, police said. A policeman was flagged down and McGhee became […]

USA – Dekalb County, Georgia, Family Blames Taser For Relative’s Death (2011-03-24)

Posted on March 24 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: ]] “It doesn’t make sense. It’s just what they did is wrong. It’s plain wrong,” said Anne Davis, a taser vicitim’s mother. “He suffered a seizure at a DeKalb County motel.Police had answered a call from paramedics about an unruly patient. Officers shocked the 29-year-old man six times.” ““My son was not […]

USA – Naples, Florida Man, 26, dies after being Tasered during violent confrontation with Collier deputies (2010-12-14)

Posted on December 14 2010 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: A domestic disturbance 911 call escal;ated fast: “Lormeus – a Haitian – died Sunday night after a violent confrontation with Guilbeau resulted in Collier deputies responding to the home and using a Taser to subdue the 26-year-old man. Lormeus suffered an unknown medical emergency moments after being handcuffed, and he died hours […]

USA – DeKalb. Georgia, investigates 2 deaths where cops used Tasers (2010-05-17)

Posted on May 15 2010 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: “A 40-year-old woman accused of stealing a car and fighting with police Friday is the second suspect this month to die after being tased by a DeKalb County (Georgia) police officer.” Interestingly, we see a key here to the way tasers escape autopsy-analysis: “The autopsies will determine if either suspect had a […]

USA – Epilepsy Foundation: Wrongful Death Suit Filed in Case of Man with Epilepsy Restrained and Tasered by Police (2008-08-05)

Posted on July 5 2008 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: “Law enforcement should never use Tasers when responding to persons experiencing seizures or post-seizure confusion.” In a position statement, the (official) Epilepsy Foundation of America states it is providing financial support to pay for lawyers charging “Wrongful Death Suit Filed in Case of Man with Epilepsy Restrained and Tasered by Police” – […]