Archive for the 'Obesity' Category

USA – San Bernadino, California – Kephart death [in May 2011] draws $4.25 million settlement (2013-10-03)

Posted on October 3 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : Allen Kephart died after receiving multiple taser discharges in 2011 in what was clearly excessive use of force. The municipality has agreed to pay $4.25-million in damages to his family. The coroner determined the cause of death as “Obesity, Physical Duress in Altercation While Being Taken into Custody,” labeling Kephart’s death […]

USA – Autopsy states Raleigh, North Carolina police Taser likely caused man’s death (2103-09-10)

Posted on September 10 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : The autopsy of Jeffrey Sadler concludes he died of cardiac arrhythmia – an irregular heartbeat – resulting from being stunned by Raleigh police with a Taser gun, according to the autopsy report. His heart disease – 50 percent and 75 percent blockages – and the slightly elevated amount of diphenhydramine in […]

USA – Heart disease, not Taser, killed Fort Worth, Texas man, autopsy finds (2013-09-04)

Posted on September 4 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : A Fort Worth man, asthmatic and obese 34-year-old Jermaine Darden, who died in May after police shocked him with a Taser during a drug raid died of natural causes, the Tarrant County medical examiner has ruled. Mr Darden’s mother and others tried to tell police not about Darden’s health problem. According […]

USA – Mom of man Tased by Fort Worth, Texas police disputes cause of death ruling (2013-08-30)

Posted on August 30 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : Tasered-then-died – of a heart attack (natural causes). Jermaine Darden died within minutes of being Tased by Fort Worth police during a drug raid in May. The medical examiner ruled the manner of his death as natural. There was “no direct contribution of Taser to his death.” Jermaine’s mother refuses to […]

USA – 300-pound Forth Worth, Texas man dies after police use stun gun (2013-05-18)

Posted on May 18 2013 by admin

[[Summary / Comments : A brief report of the death of 34-year-old Jermaine Darden after we was tasered “resisting arrest” during a gun raid in Fort Worth Texas. As a sufferer of severe asthma, he was, said his mother, struggling to breathe by turning on his side.]] FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A 300-pound Fort […]