Teen dies after being tased for 37 seconds

By David Edwards
Thursday, August 7, 2008 8:33 EDT
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NBC 4 News repored:

“A teenager died after being hit with a police Taser gun for 37 seconds, and the whole thing was caught on tape by surveillance cameras.”

“‘The initial use of the (Taser gun) is not in question,’ said Charlotte-Mecklenburg police Chief Ken Miller.”

“However, for 37 seconds, Dawson continued to use the Taser gun against the teen.”

“An autopsy revealed that Darryl Turner died of a heart attack, authorities said.”

“NBC Charlotte affiliate WCNC reported that Dawson was given a five-day suspension for firing the Taser gun too long.”

This video is from NBC 4 News Charlotte, broadcast July 18, 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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