March 30, 2009

Investigation and Autopsy of Taser Victim Marcus Moore

Illinois State Police are investigating the death of Marcus D. Moore,who died on Saturday at Rockford Memorial Hospital, after he had been tasered by a Freeport police officer.

Moore was being arrested for allegedly robbing a 47-year-old man.

The police are spinning the story to indicate that Moore's death was not related to the taser attack. However, his family believes he would not have died if police had not tasered him. An autopsy is scheduled today.

My hope is that the Illinois State Police will publish results of their investigation to determine if Freeport police handled the situation in the proper manner. I'm wondering if any of the civil rights organizations in that town are engaged in this process?

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