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May 01, 2013

UK police probed after TASERed man burst into flames

The suspect had doused himself in petrol before the officers used a TASER on him, causing him to burst into flames

By Lindsay Watling
The Express

PLYMOUTH, England — The death of a man doused in petrol who burst into flames when a police officer zapped him with a TASER is to be examined by watchdogs.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission will look into the circumstances of the death to determine what specifically caused the burns and why the Taser was fired.

Full story: UK police probed after TASERed man burst into flames

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