Charlotte, NC - Autopsy results released this week reveal why a 17-year-old who police shot with a taser died in March. Darryl Turner was in an altercation with his boss at the Food Lion on Prosperity Church Road in north Charlotte when someone called police. Police said he was highly agitated when an officer shot him with a taser. Turner was pronounced dead at the hospital a short time later. Turner's autopsy says the stress of the situation and the shock from the taser was too much for his body to handle. It says he died of acute ventricular dysrhythmia and ventricular fibrillation. In other words, his heart was pumping so fast and irregularly that he died. The report states Turner did not have heart problems and he didn't have drugs in his system except for the medicines emergency workers used trying to save his life. ... [LINK]
Young. Healthy. Free of drugs. Very angry. Tasered. Died.
Unless you're going to claimed that young and healthy people die from being angry, there's only one other apparent explanation. The victim's state of anger may certainly be a contributing factor, so perhaps tasers are only 'safe' when used on calm people (??!!??).
Brainwashed and self-deluding taser fan-boys may be left in a state of mental shock as their world falls apart, but taser critics are not surprised by this finding.
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