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Friday, July 4, 2008
LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY – A man died after Metro Louisville police used an electrical stun device on him to break up a fight.
A police spokeswoman told the Courier-Journal the man went into what she described as a “medical emergency” after a police officer shocked him with the stun gun late Wednesday night.
Police performed CPR on him until an ambulance arrived, but the man was pronounced dead at a hospital. Police spokeswoman Alicia Smiley said the man and his brother were fighting and the first officer on the scene called for backup.
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The man, his brother and the two officers were not immediately identified. In September 2006, Louisville police shocked another man with a stun gun and he also died.
A coroner’s report concluded that man died of a condition known as excited delirium.
This article was posted: Friday, July 4, 2008 at 4:42 am