Another Taser Victim in Miami
The new best friend of law enforcement officers who are a
little trigger happy has taken another life. The false impression given
by their superiors that the Taser Gun is harmless may be a green light
to use it whenever they face an out of control citizen.
A man in his 20s died after a Coral Gables police officer Tasered him on Friday morning in Coral Gables.
Miami-Dade Detective Carlos Maura said the man had been disruptive at a party and resisted arrest.
About 2 a.m., police officers responded to a call about a scuffle at University Inn Condominium, 1280 S. Alahambra Cir., near the University of Miami.
After the man became disruptive inside the apartment, a security guard attempted to remove him from the property. The confrontation spilled outside.
Maura said the man was being belligerent, so a police officer used a Taser stun gun to restrain him prior to arrest.
After the shock discharge, the man became unresponsive, and police took him to Doctor’s Hospital in Coral Gables, where he was pronounced dead. MH