Wednesday, June 10, 2009

And Another Post-Tasing Death

This time in Utah (also here and here):

Brian Layton Cardall, 32, was traveling with his [pregnant] wife south on State Road 59 near Hurricane on Tuesday afternoon. According to, the vehicle pulled over to the side of the road when Cardall, who recently had been struggling with mental health issues, began having an "episode."

Cardall left the car and ran down the road, and his wife called police, said Washington County Undersheriff Jake Adams. A Hurricane police officer who responded to the scene deployed a Taser on Cardall, who lost consciousness, Adams said.

Cardall was treated at the scene but he was pronounced dead after being transported to Dixie Regional Medical Center in St.George, Adams said.

How many deaths need to occur before it becomes OK to question the use of tasers?