Archive for the 'PCP' Category

USA – San Jose, California Jury awards $1 million in police Taser case (2013-07-12)

Posted on July 12 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : A federal jury Friday found that a former San Jose police officer used “unreasonable” force by repeatedly jolting a naked, unarmed truck driver – Steve Salinas, 47 – who was high on PCP with a Taser — and awarded $1 million to his family for his wrongful death. The police officer […]

USA – Tarant County, Texas: PCP, not Taser, caused death of man who killed pastor in Forest Hill, medical examiner says (2103-02-12)

Posted on February 12 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : Tasered-then-died – but PCP ingestion, not the taser that preceded his death, is what caused Derrick Birdow’s death who fatally beat a Forest Hill minister with an electric guitar in October, the Tarrant County medical examiner ruled Tuesday. The autopsy found only one puncture wound from the Taser in Birdow’s body, […]

USA – Forest Hill, Texas pastor’s killer was high on PCP, medical examiner reports (2013-02-12)

Posted on February 12 2013 by admin

[[Summary / Comments: PCP or the taser as cause of death? Derrick Birdow’s “sudden death [was] associated with phencyclidine [PCP] ingestion,” and the manner of death – just after he was tasered three of four times – was accidental, the medical examiner (ME) concludes. The case was certainly bizarre: Mr Birdow fatally beat a Forest […]

USA: Upstate New York / Michigan:Taser Off the Hook For Two Deaths (thanks to presence of Steroids and PCP) (2011-12-09)

Posted on December 9 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : Tasers don’t ever kill if you have drugs in your system – the moral of this article. Tasers are safer than PCP. TASER Inc’s Steve Tuttle points out to the journalist that two deaths just after tasering were not the result of getting electrocuted by police, but rather pre-existing medical conditions/drug […]