Man tasered for 24 seconds in critical condition

By David Edwards
Thursday, April 24, 2008 7:56 EDT
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A Chicago man remains in critical condition after police shot him with a taser for 24 seconds. Police asked the local sheriff to investigate the use of a taser on Kevin Piskura because of the seriousness of his injuries. Piskura allegedly began fighting with officers when they responded to reports of a scuffle at a local bar. Officers called an ambulance when Piskura stopped breathing.

This video is from The Associated Press, broadcast April 23, 2008.

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David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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