USA – Fayetteville, North Carolina: State Bureau of Investigation: Police Cleared In Taser-Related Death Of Local Activist (2012-03-22)

Published on March 22 2012 by admin

 [[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: The 2011 death of 56-year-old Michael Evans is blamed on a cocaine overdose even though the medical examiner designated that “a shock from an X26 Taser while he struggled with officers was one of the contributing factors”. In other words, an intereaction-effect:  if he had not been tasered he would likely have survived.

By The Associated Press

FAYETTEVILLE — A report by the State Bureau of Investigation has cleared Fayetteville police officers in the Taser-related death of a local activist.

Cumberland County District Attorney Billy West announced the findings Wednesday. He says no charges will be filed.

The 2011 death of 56-year-old Michael Evans led to a temporary moratorium on the use of Tasers by Fayetteville police.

A report by the state medical examiner determined that Evans died of a cocaine overdose, but that a shock from an X26 Taser while he struggled with officers was one of the contributing factors.

Police officers were trying to restrain Evans after receiving calls that he was trying to jump on passing vehicles last August.

http://www.wcti12.com/news/30737093/detail.html

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