Monday, April 29, 2013

While Connecticut police tout safety of Tasers, others have doubts

By Michael Bellmore
Register Staff
Marcus Brown, 26, of Waterbury died while in police custody May 1, 2011.
He was handcuffed in the back of a patrol car after being apprehended in St. Mary’s Hospital, charged with breach of peace.
Brown was combative and repeatedly kicked the inside door and window of the police car. After issuing a warning, Waterbury police Officer Adrian Sanchez used a department-issue Taser, an electric stun gun, to subdue Brown.
Minutes later, Brown was found unresponsive. After being taken to the hospital emergency room, he was pronounced dead.

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