Man dies in TASER confrontation with Mo. police


Preliminary toxicology results indicated the man had cocaine in his system

By JOYCE TSAI
The Kansas City Star

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The family of a man who died after Kansas City police officers used a Taser on him struggled with his death Saturday.

Jermaine Thompson, 36, of Mexico, Mo., died Friday after a confrontation with police, who suspected he was selling drugs at Kansas City motel.

Thompson’s mother, Faye Hill, said she wanted to grieve and find comfort before dealing with the cause of her son’s death.

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