Archive for the 'Delayed death (+ 4 days … )' Category

USA – ACLU Calls for Taser Regulation After Death of Connecticut Man (2013-09-03)

Posted on September 3 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : Tasered then he died. The American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut is asking for increased Taser regulation following the death of a Connecticut an unidentified man who barricaded himself in a New Britain apartment last night. He was argumentative and threatened officers while holed up in his third-floor apartment. Police entered […]

CANADA – Leduc, Alberta: A Matter of Safety … [Marc-Andre Fontaine dies after being tasered] The Taser Issue (2013-08-23)

Posted on August 23 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : On August 2 2013, 27 year old Marc-Andre Fontaine was tased by RCMP in the Leduc Petro Canada parking lot and died two days later. Police had been called was he was earlier in an agitated state, driving dangerously. This is a good description of the circumstances. A petition has been […]

USA – Bangor, Maine police release report on man’s death after being hit with Taser (2013-05-30)

Posted on May 30 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : Tasered-then-died (5 says later). Last September 28-yr-old Phillip A. McCue, a Bangor man on synthetic bath salts, who was growling and screaming profanities and death threats at police was tasered, had a heart attack and died 5 days later in hospital. The autopsy shows he died on Sept. 17, 2012, as […]

USA –Maine Attorney-General’s office says no basis for inquiry into Bangor man’s death after Taser incident (2013-05-01)

Posted on May 1 2013 by admin

[[Summary / Comments : The Maine attorney general says the police officers who used a Taser to subdue a Bangor man under the influence of synthetic bath salts last September had every right to use the nonlethal force. Phillip A. McCue, 28, of Bangor had two heart attacks — one shortly after a Taser was […]

FRANCE – Enquête après la mort d’un homme maitrisé avec un taser par les gendarmes [Inquiry following the death of a man tasered by the police] (2013-04-06)

Posted on April 6 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : Tasered and then died a few days later… : A 45-yr-old man in Crozon, Finistère died of a heart attack after he was tasered. More than 5,000 tasers have been assigned to police officers in France. In November 2010 a Malien died after being tasered. The investigation of the Malien’s death […]

USA – Oxford, Cincinnati settles 2008 Taser case for $750,000 (2103-03-31)

Posted on March 31 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : The city of Oxford has settled a federal lawsuit filed by the parents of a Miami University student who died after police Tased him in 2008. The city’s insurance company will pay the $750,000 settlement. In April 2008, 24-year-old Kevin Piskura was shot with a Taser. He went into cardiac arrest […]

UK – (2013-01-19) Man dies after being ‘tasered’ – 44-year-old Martin Baskeyfield was stopped by police in Burslem (2013-01-19)

Posted on January 19 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: .This is looking increasingly like a delayed taser-caused death – three months after he was tasered: Motorist Martin Baskeyfield was tasered in a Burslem street on September 29 after being stopped by police on suspicion of driving while disqualified. He was was admitted to hospital on October 4 and remained there until […]

USA – North Mankato, Minnesota man tasered by police before death, Mankato city officials say (2012-01-12)

Posted on January 12 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Why was this man tasered? 26-year-old was tasered twice by at least one of the police officers who arrested him. Andrew Layton was unconscious in the store’s entry when police officers arrived at about 4:40 a.m. He never regained consciousness and died on January 5th,, four days later, having suffered heart failure […]

USA – Idaho Inmate dies after Taser hit in Benton County (2012-12-27)

Posted on December 27 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Anopther death following taser de[pl;oyment, this time in a prison, where abuse is more widespread than in the streets … Kevin T. Culp, 29, an inmate seven years into his sentence (for vehicular assault), was placed in an isolation cell at Benton Jail – he was a contract inmate for the state […]

USA – Benton County, Washington: Autopsy inconclusive on inmate shocked by Taser (2012-12-27)

Posted on December 27 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Anything-but-the-taser as cause-of-death: The Benton County coroner could find no clear explanation of the death of jail inmate, Kevin T. Culp, who died about eight days after being shocked by a Taser, pointing out that – as was well-known – Mr Culp had epilepsy that resulted in seizures; these could have been […]

USA – North Chicago: Man dies after being assaulted by cops [including mutliple tasering]; officers placed on paid leave (2012-04-25)

Posted on April 25 2012 by admin

[[Summary / Comments: On November 13 2011, unarmed 45-year-old Darrin Hanna died a week after he was tasered multiple times as the Chicago police responded to domestic violence call. The police claim that their stun guns were only used two or three times, an autopsy identified 11 Taser scars on Hanna’s back. The seven police […]

USA – Tucson, Arizona, Police officer dies [following “voluntary” tasering] (2011-11-17)

Posted on November 17 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY /COMMENTS: Police officer – this appears to be the first case – dies after he undergoes the experience of being tasered. As this story breaks – this is a first brief report – it is surmised that his death was of “natural causes” and the taser probably will not show up in an eventual […]

SPAIN – Un cardiólogo visita Barcelona para apoyar el uso de pistolas Taser [A cardiologist (TASER’s Mark Kroll) comes to Barcelona to support the use of tasers] (2008-03-02)

Posted on March 2 2008 by admin

[[Summary / Comments: TASER International’s Mark Kroll – identified simply as a “prestigious American cardiologist” presents ths case for taser adoption by Spanish police in this article translated from Spanish (see original in italics below) at a Barcelona conference. Kroll said that Tasers “have never caused any deaths” and when a suspect dies a minute […]