Friday, December 19, 2008

So Much For That, Another Post-Tasing Death

Yesterday morning, I posted a hope that no one else had to die a post-tasing death this year. Sadly, that hope has been dashed:

In an effort to subdue the man, Berg discharged his Taser X26, an electric stun gun, directly on Rodriguez's lower back. Dehaan said Berg discharged his Taser "several'' times, but he did not know the exact number.

After being Tased, Rodriguez was put in handcuffs, but deputies soon realized he was unresponsive. They started CPR on the man, who was taken into the hospital's emergency room. He died at 12:11 a.m. Friday.

Seriously, that really sucks.