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Naked La. man dies after being stunned by police TASER


Editor’s Note: When a hyperactive suspect dies after a TASER was used, the TASER is often pinned as the cause of death. In his article, Resources for sudden in-custody deaths, P-1 Columnist Greg Meyer offers a different point of view:

“A small number of people who flip out on coke, meth, PCP, and in some cases schizophrenics who refuse to take their medication, manage to over-exert themselves right into a heart attack.

"Some doctors advise that the TASER ought to be the restraint mechanism of first resort, because it is the person’s hyperactivity that is killing them, and the TASER is the quickest way to stop the hyperactivity." … Read the Full Article

By Kevin Blanchard; Acadiana bureau

LAFAYETTE- A man who barged naked into a Waffle House on Sunday morning, apparently under the influence, was stunned by a Taser device by city police officers and died hours later in a hospital, a police spokesman said.

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