Archive for the 'Family of victim' Category

USA – Brooklyn, New York judge rules that NYPD officers used excessive force in fatal Tasering (2103-10-07)

Posted on October 7 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : Will justice finally be done? In September 2008 Iman Morales, a mentally ill man, was Tasered by police on a building ledge, causing him to fall to his death. The police had claimed he was violent as he was hold a long neon light-tube. His family launched a liability lawsuit. A […]

USA – Miami Beach, Florida: Family of teen who died after police Taser to hold march in South Beach (2013-09-26)

Posted on September 26 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : The family of Israel Hernandez-Llach, the teen graffiti artist who died after being tasered for spray-painting a shuttered McDonald’s, will hold a peaceful march on the two-month anniversary of his death. After a foot chase, a police officer shot Hernandez-Llach with his department-issued Taser. This was in July 2013. They want […]

USA – Bridgeport, Connecticut: Beaten and Tasered 12 year-old at School for the Deaf, Parents Claim (2013-09-16)

Posted on September 16 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : In March 2013, staff members at the American School for the Deaf chased a profoundly deaf 12-yr-old student from the Bronx, New York, into a construction site where police Tasered the boy without warning, his parents claim in Federal Court. His parents are suing staff-members and the police for the incident.]] […]

UK – Manchester: Funeral ‘will celebrate the life of tragic Taser victim’ (2013-09-12)

Posted on September 12 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : The funeral of 23-yr-old factory worker Jordan Begley – who died two hours after being Tasered by police – will be held next week. His mother reported she had called police to settle a domestic dispute between Jordan and a neighbour and that her son had been ‘calm and compliant’ with […]

USA – Behavior of East Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania man who died in police custody atypical, sister says (2013-09-06)

Posted on September 6 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : Tasered and then he died. Gary Beto, 52, died in police custody after he was tasered. He had mental problems but wasn’t known to be violent, his sister said on Thursday. She described as in a paranoid state: “We couldn’t make sense of it. We tried to get him help.” The […]

CANADA – Mississauga, Ontario: Tasering of 80-year-old woman with dementia alarms experts (2013-09-06)

Posted on September 6 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : On 28 August – a day after Ontario said all front-line officers would be allowed to carry Tasers – police tasered 80-yr-old dementia sufferer Iole Pasquale who was wandering around her home in the middle of the night clutching a knife who was wandering with a knife when she got Tasered — […]

CANADA – Peel, Ontario: Tasered senior’s daughter disputes police account (2013-09-05)

Posted on September 5 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : The family of Iole Pasquale, 80 years old, and suffering from dementia is protesting the use of the taser –twice – against her by Peel police. The electrical charge disrupted her motor skills and she fell to the ground, breaking her hip. “The police should have defused that situation.” Although she […]

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 […]

BRAZIL – Adolescente vítima de disparos de taser dentro da escola conta que não sentia mais o corpo depois dos choques [Teen victim of taser shots inside the school said he longer felt his body after shocks] (2013-08-20)

Posted on August 20 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : (Edited google-translation from Portuguese; the original text appears below the translation, in italics.) A long post, describing in detail how a 16-yr-old boy with a good record at school was tasered a number of times by police and fell in the school yard, apparently for insulting the school director (reasons unclear). He […]

USA – Miami: Hundreds gather to remember Miami Beach graffiti artist (2013-08-10)

Posted on August 10 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : A rally drawing in 400 people is held for 18-year-old graffiti artist Colombian-born Israel Hernandez-Llach who was tasered by police running away after spray-painting a shuttered McDonald’s. The teen’s father, Israel Hernandez-Bandera has called his son’s death “an act of barbarism” and an “assassination of a young artist and photographer.” The […]

CANADA – Ontario: Parents hope son’s death after being Tasered will be ‘catalyst’ for change (2013-07-19)

Posted on July 19 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : In what’s been described by Ontario’s top pathologist as an “index case”, there are many doubts about what actually cause Aron Firman’s death. Mr Firman, a man with schizophrenia, died in June 2010 after an encounter with Ontario Provincial Police in Collingwood, Ont. Ontario’s police watchdog – the SIU – cleared […]

USA – Arizona: Mesa family questions officers’ deadly use of Tasers (2013-06-04)

Posted on June 4 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : Police tasered unarmed 24-year-old Joseph Moreno, wanted for a parole violation. “One of the officers felt threatened by his action and deployed his Taser,” Mr Moreno was handcuffed in the back of car, with detectives, for about 45 minutes when he started slurring his speech and sweating profusely. Mesa Fire was […]

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 […]

USA – Millvale, Pennsylvania: Probe of Millvale man’s Tasering continues (2013-01-25)

Posted on January 25 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Man tasered up to 20 times while handcuffed suffers multiple problems: Thomas Jason Smith, 27, shocked by police now shakes constantly, developed a hand twitch, endures back pain and has been having severe panic and anxiety attacks since the Taser incident in September, his mother said Thursday. Video shows he had been […]

USA – Mount Joy’ Pennsylvania: Sister of man who died in Taser incident still waiting for an explanation of what happened (2013-01-17)

Posted on January 17 2013 by admin

[[Summary / Comments : Robert “Bob” Neill more than two years ago died after responding Mount Joy Borough police officers repeatedly shocked him with a Taser, responding to a stolen bicycle report. Pôlice allegedly shocked Neill 15 times for a total of 119 seconds, the state attorney general’s office investigated the case, but found “no […]

USA – Houston, Texas: Family sues over man’s stun gun death [in 2006] (2013-04-15)

Posted on January 15 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : Herman Barnes had a history of mental illness, He was tasered and died in 2006. His family is suing the police, blaming them for the death. County records show he suffered Taser shocks for a total of 123 seconds.]] ABC13, by Sonia Azad HOUSTON (KTRK) — A Houston family says their […]

USA – Cincinnati: Family of Cumberlands mat recruit to receive $2-million in Taser death case (2103-01-14)

Posted on January 14 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : African-American university student Everette Howard, Jr., 18, was tasered by campus police in August 2011. He died and a settlement has just been reached with the university of Cinncinati: $2-million as well as a moratorium on use of the taser by campus police. The coroner reported the official cause of 18-year-old […]

USA – Chicago: Father of dead man sues Chicago police (2013-01-03)

Posted on January 3 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENT: A former police chief protests the December 13th death of his son: Philip Coleman, a Masters graduate from the University of Illinois, went into cardiac arrest after being Tasered three times by police: “Philip was not an animal or a criminal, but a human being who was having a mental breakdown.” When […]

USA – Charlotte, North Carolina family of man who suffered death after being shocked with Taser sues Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (2012-12-19)

Posted on December 23 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Do the police learn from their mistakes? One day in July 2011, La-Reko Williams and his girlfriend were arguing and possibly fighting. Police were called, and Officer Michael Forbes pulled his Taser, and he shocked Williams, who died soon after, twice. This was just a day after a jury awarded 17-yr-old Darryl […]

USA – Vermont: Investigation into Taser death enters its sixth month (2012-11-28)

Posted on November 28 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: A good summary of the incident in which a Vermont man, Macadam Mason, died following the police use of a taser. The medical examiner concluded “sudden cardiac death due to conducted electrical weapon discharge,” … More than 5 months after Mr Mason’s death, Vermont Attorney General’s Office says determination on whether officer’s use […]