A buddy of mine (also LE) sent me this story earlier, as she's completely gobsmacked at what took place. The story is two years old, but the family
had finally filed a lawsuit.
South Boston (Virginia) 911 received multiple calls for noise from a motel 8. When they arrived, they found the subject in an agitated state. They
decided to take him to the hospital for evaluation, saying he was possibly suffering delusions. They cuff him and put him in the back of a car.
Okay, all good so far. I'm not going to complain about the cuffing. Everybody I don't know who gets put in my vehicle is cuffed, so no big deal to me.
By all means, disagree with me if you wish. Just saying that in my opinion, things are all good still.
Flash forward to arrival at the ER. Subject gets somewhat combative and then runs into the ER door.
And things get stupid. Over the next half hour, there's 20 applications of the Taser. Now it's entirely possible, even probable, that not all 20
applications made contact. But several did.
Including at least two that were issued after the subject was restrained and in the back of a car, again, but wouldn't or couldn't sit up.
The officers then drive off to the detention facility. Upon arrival, subject is unresponsive. They call for EMS and begin CPR. Subject is DOA at the
The same hospital they just drove away from.
Mind = blown. It's not often that I 100% buy into claims of excessive force. This one though.
I can't even.
Warning, graphic video.
edit on 12-11-2015 by Shamrock6 because: Typo
edit on 11/12/2015 by Zaphod58 because: (no reason given)