Skip to comments.Teen struck by Ohio campus officer's stun gun dies
Posted on 08/07/2011 7:16:50 PM PDT by goodwithagun
Police say an 18-year-old attending summer classes at the University of Cincinnati was struck by a campus officer's stun gun and died of cardiac arrest. Officers received a 911 call about an assault at Turner Hall early Saturday. The university's assistant police chief, Jeff Corcoran, tells The Cincinnati Enquirer (http://bit.ly/q3FIuz ) that the teenage boy approached officers in the dorm hallway, appearing agitated and angry. Corcoran says officers ordered the teen to back off, but he refused. He was then hit once by an officer's stun gun. Afterward, the teen appeared incoherent. He went into cardiac arrest after paramedics arrived and was pronounced dead at University Hospital. The department has suspended the use of stun guns until his cause of death is determined. Authorities are also investigating the original 911 call.
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What a shame.
Pepper spray ... that’s so LAST CENTURY!!!
Cops have been told that tasers are “harmless” and therefore they use it far too soon and too often.
What fun a shot of spray and some incessant whining of “It Burns!!!” when you can lay a guy out cold and watch him soil himself?
Pepper Spray causes really bad asthmatic reactions, including respiratory arrest and death.
Many PD’s now will spray and tase the same suspect if he continues to resist, to prevent the overuse of tasers.
Not a bad option if you come upon two people fighting each other.
Oh, darn. Hate it when that happens.
No description of the ute was given.
Very possibly the ute was drugged up and that was a major contributor to his death.
>> Very possibly the ute was drugged up and that was a major contributor to his death.
Probably something high in sodium.
The teenager’s name was not released. He was reportedly on campus for a summer program and was not a University of Cincinnati student.
No charges have been filed against the officer who used the Taser. Corcoran said witness accounts appeared to justify the officer’s actions.
They use that phrasing at least three times in the article.
It's like the officer had no involvement. The stun gun just reached out and hit the kid. I make no comment on the officer -- it may well have been a proper action. But the journalist is choosing the wording carefully so as to shield the officer. I never like that.
Sorry, I am not catching the reference.
I was thinking higher conductivity.
What happened to physical confrontation via grabbing the little a**hole’s wrist, putting him face down, and asking him “What the F is wrong with you?”
Oh yeah, I forgot. Camera phones, lawyers, a fundamental transformation ....
The "wood shampoo," as it was called in first half of previous century. It can also maim and kill, but it takes some serious intent, effort and time to kill the suspect (as it happened with that homeless man.)
Unarmed combat is also an option. But today LEOs are reluctant to touch suspects because most perps are "walking Petri dishes" loaded with every disease known to man. Yet another concern is that you have to approach the suspect to grab him, and that puts you into his arms' reach. This can be dangerous if the suspect holds a small blade in his hand or his sleeve.
This may be manageable if the minimum LEO team that handles the event is two. But today it's common to send one LEO. One man, however trained and alert, is still in a lot of danger from a group of offenders on drugs. Approaching them would be extremely dangerous. Even one guy (as in this case) under influence of drugs can exhibit almost a superhuman strength for a few minutes; after that you are dead. That, I believe, is one of major reasons why LEOs are told to keep their distance.
No big deal. The only thing that matters is that the officer wasn’t harmed. If a few peasants die, so what?
Please. The members of the Ute nations (Southern & Mountain) in Southwest Colorado and Southern Utah respectfully ask that you capitalize the first letter of Ute.
Oh you meant to say Yute. As in Youth.
Bet he won’t do that again.
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