Wednesday, March 05, 2008

One More Death After Tasing

Another person is dead after being tased:
CLAY, N.Y. (AP) ― A 37-year-old Syracuse-area man died of cardiac arrest after a police officer used a Taser on him during a domestic disturbance, police said Tuesday.

When Jackson was handcuffed after being stunned by the Taser, police noticed he was not responding to their questions, and requested medical assistance. Paramedics began assessing Jackson, who went into cardiac arrest and was given cardio-pulmonary resuscitation en route to St. Joseph's Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
There's a good chance that more people will die after being tased. There's a slim chance that any elected official will heed calls to look into the devices.