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The medical examiner said Lambert died of "acute coc aine intoxication," CNN reported.
The autopsy concluded that Lambert had "less than 0.01 mg/L" of coc aine in his system, MSNBC reported.
That's a relatively low amount of coc aine, but could still account for an overdose, Lewis S. Nelson, a toxicologist and emergency specialist at NYU Langone medical center, told MSNBC.
"Having a level of 5 mg/L or higher would be more consistent with death due to coc aine intoxication," Nelson told MSNBC. [Source]
originally posted by: CIAGypsy
a reply to: VoidHawk
Unfortunately we live in such a litigious society that people CAN'T speak up or they risk their livelihoods (and sometimes more) to do so. I'm not saying this is RIGHT....but it is reality. It isn't just limited to law enforcement either....
Sometimes people have to weigh what's the right thing for them to do considering their circumstances....and that might mean towing the line.
As a former officer I can only tell you what I have seen in a larger city department. You go into the job believing you are the good guys and see the officers who are the cowards and the criminals in uniform are the ones who get promoted and become your bosses. Even if you try to do the right thing and be a good officer you will always be a threat to the cowards and criminals who got promoted. Go into this profession with your eyes wide open, there are a lot of good cops and just as many bad. If you believe that being the good cop will get you anywhere you are sadly mistaken.
If you try to expose these bad cops they will destroy your career in a heartbeat and or get you hurt (call for back-up and nobody comes!) Even as the good cop you have to look the other way or you will be destroyed, It eats at your gut every day. Give me the dirtbags on the street anyday.. they don't cause the stress, the political machine and lust for power cause the stress. I was so glad to get out the day my pension kicked in.
I Wish I Never Became a Police Officer
The screams of people being shocked by a stun gun sound eerily similar to the blood-curdling cries of torture victims, so incidents that involve unarmed students raise hackles. But there's another factor underlying the public distrust of Tasers: the possibility that they can kill people.
In the period between 2001 and 2005, Amnesty International reported, 150 people died in the aftermath of receiving shocks from a Taser.