AKRON, Ohio (February 24, 2009) — Jail officials in Ohio say they used a stun gun on an inmate who attacked them, stopping his heart. A medical team performed CPR on 21-year-old Gregory Dillard and revived him Saturday night. He remains in critical condition at an Akron hospital. Officials say Dillard was shocked with a stun gun to the chest as he was being released from jail in Summit County. He had been arrested on drug [marijuana possession] and assault charges and posted bond. Sheriff Drew Alexander says he has stopped using the devices until the stun gun is inspected for defects. [LINK]
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The Taser Emergency Explain-Away Team is probably rushing to the scene laden with brochures and pamphlets explaining all about Excited Delirium and the little-known Spontaneous Death Syndrome. And don't forget the Purely-Coincidental Heart Stoppage Near-Death Syndrome.
Seriously, I'll betcha that the Taser PR machine goes all silent on us regarding this one...
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