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Taser Death Ruled A Homicide

Posted By Houston Personal Injury Attorney || 23-Oct-2010

A South Texas man who was Tasered in June has now been named the victim of a homicide caused by an enlarged heart, drug intoxication and three jolts from the Taser, reports after a three-month probe say.

 

A Waller County grand jury reportedly cleared the officer who fired the Taser, but an autopsy evidently found that Houston had a high concentration of PCP in his system. The man's family believes the Taser was an unnecessarily dangerous weapon to use for restraining a person accused of a minor offense.

 

Reports say the officer fired the Taser after the man resisted arrested for trespassing and fled down a sidewalk. The jolt incapacitated him, but moments later the suspect seemed to threaten the officer, who sent another jolt. The suspect appeared to gasp for breath, and CPR was administered by an officer and EMS employees. He later died after being taken to a nearby hospital, said reports.

 

Deaths at the hands of law enforcement are tragic. And experts in dealing with law enforcement are helpful in giving direction to families of accidental injury and death victims. The Doan Law Firm P.C., led by Houston personal injury attorney Jimmy Doan, has extensive experience in personal injury and wrongful death accidents and can assist any family suffering loss or injury. Contact the Doan Law Firm, P.C., at 1 Riverway, Suite 1700, Houston, Texas 77056, (713) 869-4747 or (800) 910-FIRM.

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