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Police in Australia are to review how they use Taser guns after the death of a man in Queensland who was stunned possibly as much as 28 times by one of the powerful electronic weapons.
Antonio Galeano, 39, an amphetamines addict, collapsed and died 15 minutes after being stunned by a 50,000-volt Taser gun during a confrontation with police in Brandon, near Townsville in far north Queensland last Friday.
Originally posted by SeekerOfAUTMN
Ok, how is this a blatant attack/abuse on the public?
The man was psychotic and threatening harm to himself and the police involved. When the calcium spray didn't work, what were they supposed to do?
Hit the man with their batons? Much more humane...
Sometimes people die because they make a bad choice. In this case, drugs. Acting aggressive towards a police officer, or anyone for that matter, will generally evoke a defensive response.
If make an officer think that they are in danger, you're at risk of being shot. A few hits from a taser wear off way faster then a gunshot wound.
These officers did their job and the man sadly died from it. Statistically, it happens. Morale of the story: It's NEVER okay to threaten a cop, or anyone for that matter.