May 10, 2010
Taser Autopsy: Daniel Joseph Barga (Cornelius, OR)
Barga died after being taken into custody following a disturbance in the backyard of a upper-income home in Cornelius. Cornelius police officer Mark Jansen found Barga in the backyard covered with blood and refusing to cooperate, police said. Jansen used a Taser, which delivers a 50,000-volt shock, in an effort to subdue Barga, police said. Barga died while in Jansen's custody.
We still await final word from the county prosecutor about whether or not criminal charges will be filed agains the police officers involved in this case.