"...by the hands of another..." (16 November 2008) [LINK]
The Randolph County coroner Gerald Luntsford has ruled that the August death of Stanley Harlan, 23, whom Moberly police shocked twice with a Taser during a traffic stop was a homicide. "A homicide only means that a person came to their death by the hands of another," Luntsford said today. [LINK]
[And what device was in those hands? A taser !!!]
Luntsford said he could not disclose whether the use of the Taser killed Harlan. "There’s no doubt it contributed to it," the coroner said...
Moberly, MO pays $2.4M - plus Taser Moratorium !!! (23 June 2009) [LINK]
Moberly, MO - Attorneys say a northeast Missouri city has agreed to pay $2.4 million to survivors of a man who died after police fired a taser at him numerous times. Lawyers for the family of 23-year-old Stanley Harlan say the settlement with the city of Moberly was filed Monday in U.S. District Court in St. Louis. The agreement includes an indefinite moratorium on the use of Tasers by Moberly police officers. [LINK]
I told you that 2009 was going to be 'an interesting year' for Taser International.
Other jurisdictions might wish to consider this news carefully.
(Ahem...) Other jurisdictions might wish to consider this news carefully.