As I predicted - 2009 is going to be a very "interesting" year for Taser International.
Texas man's Taser death ruled homicide - Michael Patrick Jacobs Jr., 24, primary cause of death was "sudden death during neuromuscular incapacitation due to application of a conducted energy device."
Jacobs was stunned with the Taser twice — the first time for 49 seconds and the second time for 5 seconds, with a 1-second interval between the shocks, according to the Tarrant County Medical Examiner's Office report issued Thursday. Neither paramedics at the scene nor emergency room personnel could revive him, according to the report. He was pronounced dead about noon that day — an hour after police used the Taser, the report said.
An autopsy showed no traces of alcohol or drugs, electrolyte imbalances, or signs of heart or lung disease, all of which can be contributing factors in a death. [LINK]
Since there's little room for spin, I predict stony silence from Taser International.
They certainly wouldn't want this sort of news being widely known by those judging their appeal regarding the conclusions from the Braidwood Inquiry.
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