Archive for the 'Taser causing suicide' Category

USA – Louisiana: Immunity for Cops in Killing of Suicidal Man (2014-03-14)

Posted on March 14 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: The taser dysfunctioned twice in attempts by police to stop a suicidal act, holding a knife above his head. “Officer Stephen McGree then fired three shots at Harris, killing him.” A 5th Circuit 3-person panel found the officers reasonably feared for their safety at the moment of the fatal shooting and are […]

USA – Man sets himself on fire in front of Baltimore County (Maryland) police [just after being tasered] (2011-11-25)

Posted on November 25 2011 by admin

 [[SUMMARY /COMMENTS : A clearly-disturbed man calls 911 to say he is going to commit suicide. Police (not paramedics) are dispatched and he talks to them from his window. They taser him and he retreats, pours gasoline on himself and sets himself on fire and dies. Why was the taser used here when it was […]