Dallas News - The Fort Worth City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved a $2 million settlement with the family of a mentally ill man [Michael Patrick Jacobs Jr.] whose death after police used a Taser to subdue him was ruled a homicide. ...An autopsy concluded that the primary cause of death was "sudden death during neuromuscular incapacitation due to application of a conducted energy device." No traces of alcohol or drugs, electrolyte imbalances, or signs of heart or lung disease were found — all of which can be contributing factors in a death. [LINK]
See also Star-Telegram [LINK].
Now why on earth wouldn't the city of Fort Worth (or their insurance company) go after Taser International (or their insurance company) to attempt to recover the $2,000,000 plus associated legal expenses? Seems like a slam dunk. Especially when you review the claims that "tasers are safe" (sic), even when delivered in repeated or extend-duration doses.
Perhaps there's some personal liability on the directors of the Company as well...?
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