Archive for the 'Cardiac arrythmia/arrest' Category

USA – Augusta, Georgia: Family protests stun-gun death case, demands justice outside courthouse (2014-07-07)

Posted on July 7 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: June 29, 2013: multiple tasering, then cardiac arrest and died. The family of George Harvey, 39 when he died, is holding a protest. He had history of arrests related to cocaine, marijuana and controlled substances, makes his case and life seem “unimportant,” his sister says, demanding that justice be served.]] Augusta Chronicle, […]

USA – William Parisio, Awaiting Trial For Murder Of Warren’s Pamela Schmidt, Found Dead Of Cardiac Dysrhythmia (2014-07-03)

Posted on July 3 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: An example of the “excited delirium” syndrome being cited where the taser has not been used – this certainly occurs: excited delirium brought on by bath salts. The cause of death for inmate William Parisio, 25, who died in February while awaiting trial for the murder of Warren Township woman Pamela Schmidt, […]

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 […]

CANADA – Inquest called into Winnipeg, Manitoba Taser death (2014-04-07)

Posted on April 7 2014 by admin

[[SUMMAY / COMMENTS: An inquest has begun into the death of Winnipeg teenager, Michael Brian Langan, 17, who suffered a fatal heart attack after police shocked him with a Taser. He died on July 22, 2008. Taser International lawyer David Neave – who also tried unsuccessfully to halt publication of the British Columbia Braidwood Inquiry […]

AUSTRALIA – Can Stun Guns Cause Cardiac Arrest? (2014-03-19)

Posted on March 19 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : While there is nothing really new here, but the author very usefully describes the precise cardiac disturbances caused by the taser, bringing a new audience to Dr Douglas Zipes 2012 research, demonstrating in 8 cases that the taser induced heart failure, also discussing TASER Inc.’s reaction and Amnesty International’s in opposing […]

USA – Father files lawsuit against Bangor, Maine police, Taser manufacturer over death of son in 2012 (2014-03-19)

Posted on March 19 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Phillip A. McCue, 28, of Bangor, who has mental health problems, died in custody. The medical examiner’s office said he had been stunned by a taser. His parents heard of this two days later when their son was in an intensive care unit. They were told he had a complete cardiac arrest. […]

USA – Miami Breach, Florida: Cause Of Death [taser-induced cardiac arrest] Determined For Teen Who Died After Being “Shocked” By Police (2014-03-06)

Posted on March 6 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Medical Examiner: Death of stree-artist Israel Hernandez Llach in August 2013 caused by “severe cardiac arrest” brought on by the electrical current administered to him by a police Taser. I.e.: he was killed by the taser. After Isreal was spotted scribbling graffiti on an abandoned McDonald’s restaurant, the police tasered him and […]

FRANCE – Mort après un tir de Taser dans le Finistère : plainte classée sans suite [Death following 2013 taser use in Finistère: case dropped] (2014-02-22)

Posted on February 22 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: The family of a 45-yr-old man (unnamed) who died after he was tasered at Crozon in April 2103 was holding his ex-wife’s children hostage and was tasered because he was believed to be suicidal, say the Police. He then had a heart attack and died. The court has determined there was no […]

CANADA – Edmonton, Alberta Police used Taser on man 3 times, witness says (2013-10-25)

Posted on October 25 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : A witness reports Edmonton Police used a Taser three times on an unnamed man who was resisting arrest late Thursday night, according to a woman who says she witnessed the incident. He went into cardiac arrest and CBC reports he was rushed to hospital where he remains in serious condition.]] CBC […]

CANADA – Taser, other stun gun deaths ‘extremely rare’ (2013-10-15)

Posted on October 15 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : Why select this element of a 112-page report to summarize it?  “Available studies suggest that while fatal complications are biologically plausible, they would be extremely rare,” the report says. – The key is that more quality research is needed to evaluate tasers in Canada. A small number of cases have revealed […]

CANADA – Police use-of-force registry would help weigh risks of taser use, study says (2013-10-15)

Posted on October 15 2013 by admin

 [[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : Summary of the just-released “Health effects of conducted electric weapons” report. Focus on the conclusion that respiratory and cardiac risks are limited due to a lack of high-quality evidence; still, the study states that “while fatal complications are biologically plausible, they would be extremely rare.” 9000 tasers in use in Canada, […]

USA – South Carolina Coroner says heart problem, not Taser, killed man after high speed chase in Anderson County (2013-10-14)

Posted on October 14 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : Tasered after high-speed chase, Brad Evans , 31, dies of heart attack concludes coroner. Amphetamines taken an hour earlier had caused his heart to race. Coroner’s Office said an autopsy found a man died from a heart condition, not a shock from a Taser, after a high-speed chase involving sheriff’s deputies […]

USA – Death of Miami Beach, Florida teenager rekindles debate over Taser safety (2013-10-12)

Posted on October 12 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : Two months later, Death of tasered street artist Israel Hernandez Llach after spray-painting abandoned MacDonald’s continues to stir controversy. He was shot in chest. Text repeats TASER corp’s “nearly 17,000 law enforcement agencies in 107 countries” use tasers. Family says he was in fine health.]] Reuters, by Kevin Gray MIAMI, Oct […]

UK – Liverpool: Taser victim sues police despite IPCC saying use was justified (2013-09-27)

Posted on September 27 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : 23-year-old James McCarthy suffered a heart attack after being hit with stun gun by officers during Liverpool hotel brawl last year. Mr McCarthy was hit twice, including by one discharge that lasted 11 seconds, and suffered a cardiac arrest. His lawyer is now pursuing a civil claim against Merseyside police for […]

UK – Liverpool: Tasering man, 23, who then suffered a heart attack was justified says police watchdog as it recommends ‘further training’ for officers involved (2013-09-27)

Posted on September 27 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : Five people are tasered each day in England and Wales. Last September, James McCarthy, 23 was tasered twice – including 11 second burst. He required life-saving care after incident in Liverpool. Cardiac arrest could have been caused by Taser, according to medics. Police watchdog – IPCC – finds delay in conducting […]

UK – Taser®: Recommendations: Clinical Effects and Management of Those Subjected to Taser® Discharge (2013-09-20)

Posted on September 20 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : The UK Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine provides overall guidelines and recommendations. How the X26 can be used to produce additional shocks. The distinction between probe mode and drive-stun mode. “In the UK, the overwhelming majority of police uses involving discharge of the Taser® X26 occur in probe mode.” Health […]

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 – Autopsy states Raleigh, North Carolina police Taser likely caused man’s death (2013-09-10)

Posted on September 10 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : Tasered then he died. An all too typical sequence in which the taser caused death … a weak heart destroyed by an electric shock … Thomas Jeffrey Sadler likely died of cardiac arrhythmia – an irregular heartbeat – resulting from being stunned by Raleigh police on 10 April 2013 with a […]

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 […]