Monday, September 07, 2009

More Death

This time from Aurora, CO:
AURORA - The fugitive arrested by police officers on Sept. 3 after a struggle that included two shots from a taser, has died.

Aurora Police say Shane Ledbetter had run from officers last Thursday after providing false information about his identity. Police say Ledbetter violently resisted when they caught up with him and attempted to arrest him.

Police say that is when one officer used his taser to subdue and handcuff him near Mission Viejo Park.

Officers say Ledbetter then became unresponsive and they began CPR. Ledbetter was taken to a local hospital where he died on Sunday.

Do running from the cops and resisting arrest justify a randomly dispensed death sentence? That's the question that post-tasing deaths offer us.