Martinez was arrested on Friday evening after a traffic stop turned up meth inside the his vehicle.
After being taken to the jail, Martinez became combative during the booking process, requiring several officers to attempt to subdue him. An unidentified Roseville police sergeant zapped Martinez in the buttocks with 50,000 volts of electricity from his taser gun. Martinez fell unconscious and stopped breathing.
Roseville emergency crews administered CPR and Martinez was transported to Sutter Roseville Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead just after 9 p.m.
The officers involved in the incident were placed on paid administrative leave.
The police appear to have gone taser-happy in the past week judging from the number of people that are dying while under police custody. I guess as long as the people being killed are bad there will not be a national uproar. I imagine that folks wont' get excited until one of these taser-related deaths to be a blue-eyed, blonde-hair victim.
What say u?