USA – Gilbert, Arizona man dead a day after officers used Taser to subdue him (2014-06-08)

Published on June 8 2014 by admin

[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Tasered, then died: 34-year-old Daniel Bester in hospital.  was nude and yelling in the courtyard when police reponded to a domestic violence call. Police say he fought with them resisting arrest. It is unclear how mant times the taser was used. He showed signs of medical distress and died later in hospital. Investigators say they believe cocaine was a factor in Best’s behavior. The cause of death is still pending.]]

Columbus Republic (Associated Press)

GILBERT, Arizona — A Gilbert man has died a day after being stunned by police with a Taser.

Police spokesman John Lyle says 34-year-old Daniel Best passed away at a hospital Sunday.

According to police, officers responded to an apartment complex Saturday around 3:30 a.m. regarding an altercation between Best and his wife. Upon arriving, they say Best was nude and yelling in a courtyard.

Five officers tried to detain Best after he fought and assaulted them by trying to deploy a Taser several times. It’s not clear how many times Best was shocked.

He began showing signs of medical distress while in custody.

Investigators say they believe cocaine was a factor in Best’s behavior.

The cause of death will be determined by the Maricopa County Medical Examiner.

http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/40617d6a28394786b6ab4694682a4800/AZ–Police-Taser-Death

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