Archive for the 'Methamphetamine' Category

USA – Hawaii: Big Island taser death ruled homicide (2014-04-24)

Posted on April 24 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Tasered-then-died. Police have stated that Randall Hatori, 39, died as a result of cardiac arrest not because he was tasered: his death was attributable an enlarged heart, his struggle with police and high levels of methamphetamine in his blood. But an independent autopsy said the 39-year-old Kona man’s death was a homicide […]

USA – Iowa: Document points to meth as initial cause of death for man Tasered by Coralville (2014-04-02)

Posted on April 2 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Drugs not taser found to be cause of man’s death shortly after he was tasered … Family frustrated by lack of details in Taser case on hearing that Methamphetamine – not the taser – found to be the cause of death for Thomas H. Martinez Jr., 40, who died shortly after being […]

USA – Idaho Family seeks answers in death of a Caldwell man who died after he was hit by a Taser (2014-02-20)

Posted on February 20 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Anthony Firkins Jr. died after being tasered three times ten months ago. Police reports are about to be released. Police claim he was being non-compliant following a car accident (he was hiding under his truck). Autopsy photos showed multiple puncture wounds consistent with Taser barbs, said Boise attorney Scott McKay: “I think […]

USA – Ohio: Lethal combination of bath salts, alcohol, killed man hours after Cleveland Police arrested him in October (2014-02-18)

Posted on February 18 2014 by admin

[[Summary / Comments : Reginald Williams Jr. died after Police arrested him on kidnapping charges. He had been tasered multiple times, according to a witness. A medical examiner officially ruled Williams’ death an accident due to “Complications of acute intoxication due to the combined effects of methylenedioxypyrovalerone [bath salts] and ethanol.” The medical examiner’s office […]

USA – Hawaii: Autopsy on Hatori Not Yet Conclusive, Police Say (2014-02-06)

Posted on February 6 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: The autopsy of Randall Hatori, who died after he wasa tasered (how many times is unclear) will likely take 6-8 weeks to complete. Methamphetamine recovered by detectives at the scene of the struggle was not found on Hatori’s person but very close by. Randall Hatori was a passenger in a vehicle stopped […]

USA – Iowa man’s death after Taser stun is ruled a homicide (2013-12-15)

Posted on December 15 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Tasered man’s death blamed on his heart condition and use of methamphetamine. Michael Zubrod, 39, died in September. His death is a “homicide”. In a serious domestic violence case, police used Tasers three times, which they reported had little to no effect on him. Zubrod became unresponsive after he was placed in […]

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 – San Bernadino, California: Enlarged Heart, Methamphetamine Contributed to Taser Death (2013-06-28)

Posted on June 28 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : The 2012 death of Hutalio Granados Serrano, 43, “was the unfortunate result” of Serrano’s struggle with the officers, compounded by Serrano’s obesity, an enlarged heart and having been under the influence of methamphetamine. Mr Serrano was struck by a Taser at least three times, with downloaded reports from the stun guns […]

USA – California: Contra Costa County inquest jury says Oakland man’s death at Martinez jail was accidental (2013-05-10)

Posted on May 10 2013 by admin

[[Summary / Comments : Tasered-then-died: Donald Ray McCullough, 58, was pronounced dead Oct. 30, less than three hours after was shocked in the back with a Taser. The medical examiner concluded “excessive delirium syndrome associated with acute methamphetamine intoxication” – although “excessive” doesn’t have any medical back-up. The pattern, he said was often found: drug […]

USA – Palmer Township, Pennsylvania police: Naked man shot with stun gun after snorting meth (2013-01-02)

Posted on January 2 2013 by admin

[[Summary / Comments : Another disturbing case of tasering an “unknown nude male” under the effects of meths? Palmer County (pop. 20,000) police tasered Jason M. Laduca, 23, then arrested him for a break-in and charged him with resisting arrest, possession of meth and possession of drug paraphernalia. When officers tried to handcuff him he […]

USA – Oakland, California: Drugs, Not Taser Killed Oakland Man: Autopsy (2012-02-07)

Posted on February 7 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: “Final answer on man’s death took three months to find” is the subheading of this article. In yet another drug-related case, the drug and not the taser is blamed for a death. Darnell Hutchinson, 32, died on Oct. 9, 2011, after an incident at Nation’s Giant Hamburgers. He was “acting strange” and […]

AUSTRALIA – Antonio Galeano: Taser shock worsened man’s fury: inquest (2011-07-12)

Posted on July 12 2011 by admin

[[ Summary / Comments : “The 28 taser discharges in the 2009 taser death of Antonio Galeano “only intensified the psychotic fury a man was experiencing by shocking him with a Taser, a coronial inquest has heard. … Consultant psychiatrist Frank Varghese gave evidence to the coroner’s court in Brisbane on Tuesday that Mr Galeano […]

USA – Everett, Washington State: Prosecutor rules no charges to be files in death of Sultan man (2011-06-03)

Posted on June 3 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: ” Autopsy tests showed Adam Colliers, 25, died not from Taser hits but from “acute drug intoxication” when he fought with the officers. ” 911 calls … yelling in the street … multiple shots and died. Autopsy: “combination of a fairly high level of drugs (methamphetamine), extreme agitation and a struggle likely […]