Another Taser death

Just a few days after a 60 Minutes segment chronicled the misuse of Tasers by police, another man has died at the hands of a cop with a Taser.

It happened Tuesday in Halifax County, North Carolina when a man fell off his bike, prompting calls to the cops that he might be drunk. When an officer tried to stop him, he rode away on his bike. That’s when the officer used the stun gun, which caused the man to fall off his bike, hit his head, and eventually, die.

Sometimes, an officer is questioned for not using a Taser. In Farmington, Maine, for example, a veteran reportedly suffering from post traumatic stress disorder was shot and killed last Saturday by a police officer who decided not to use his Taser.

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