Pennsylvania police investigating death of tased man

By David Edwards
Wednesday, August 6, 2008 11:45 EDT
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Allegheny County Police in Pennsylvania are investigating the death of man who was shocked with a taser. Police said that a taser was used after the man refused to follow orders and made “furtive movements towards others.”

KDKA reported:

“But witnesses we spoke with say what happens after he was tased was unnecessary. One woman who declined to be identified said, ‘After he was tased and handcuffed, one officer used a football-type kick and stomped him in the head.’”

The man’s father told WXPI, “I want to know what happened, what the particulars of the incident were that caused my son’s death.”

This video is from KDKA News 2, broadcast August 5, 2008.

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David Edwards
David Edwards
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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