Leavenworth Police Chief Pat Kitchens said the preliminary results indicate Edward Stevenson died July 18 as a result of a condition called excited delirium, which was due to cocaine intoxication. Kitchens said the results cite an enlarged heart and an altercation during an attempted police restraint as secondary contributing factors. Stevenson, 46, Lansing, died after he reportedly became combative with police officers in downtown Leavenworth. He was Tasered three times as officers attempted to subdue him. Officers ultimately used physical force to restrain him, according to Kitchens. Stevenson was placed on a gurney and Leavenworth County EMS personnel began to treat him. He then suffered what Kitchens has described as “severe medical issues.”[LINK]
Excited delirium - typically associated with in-custody deaths, often taser deaths.
Cocaine - lethal? Just a coincidence that he perhaps used drugs more than once but died starting seconds after being repeatedly tasered?
Enlarged heart - seeing that a lot with taser deaths. Does the taser make the heart larger? Not likely. So why was the supposedly enlarged heart mentioned? Why is the victim's heart almost always mentioned in taser deaths?
You know, there is a simpler explanation...