October 7, 2009
Taser Death: Craig Prescott (Modesto, CA)
On April 11, jailers used Tasers and pepper spray to subdue Craig Prescott, 38, of Modesto, during an altercation with jailers as they tried to move him to a safety cell. Prescott was taken to a Modesto hospital, where he was pronounced dead two days later.
A pathologist determined Prescott died of hypertensive heart disease, something his wife disputes. The Sheriff's Department has handed over the investigation to the Stanislaus County district attorney's office.
Prosecutors will determine whether a crime was committed in Prescott's death. The investigation is ongoing!
Villager's Voice: - It amazes me how often the powers-that-be determine that a person would have died a natural death within moments of being shot by a 50,000 volts of electricity by a taser gun. We're supposed to believe that this guy died of heart disease and the taser shots were non-consequential?