Sunday, February 15, 2009

Another CA Taser-Proximal Death

Is California destined to become the post-tasing death capital of the world? It sure seems that way. There's been yet another taser-proximal death there (ht TNT):
LOS ANGELES (AP) ― A man running naked in the street has died after he was shocked with a stun gun by Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies.

Deputy Keith Ho says deputies answered a disturbance call in suburban Lakewood at about 10:15 p.m. Saturday.

The deputies saw a man running naked in the street and acting irate. Ho says deputies tried to calm the man but he remained belligerent. When he advanced toward the deputies, Ho says they hit him with pepper spray and a taser electric stun gun.

Ho says after the man was handcuffed, deputies realized he wasn't breathing. They began CPR and paramedics were called but the man was pronounced dead at a hospital.
California's last post-tasing death was less than a week ago, in San Jose.