May 13, 2010
Taser Autopsy: Joe Spruill (Goldsboro, NC)
Something happened during the walk.
Police say that Spruill became combative and started throwing things from his pockets at them, so they told him they were putting him under arrest for disorderly conduct.
Something happened during the arrest.
pumped this family man with 50,000 volts of electricity from their taser gun. Joe Spruill died.
One would think that the taser had something to do with his death. But, that is not what the medical examiner is saying. The medical examiner claims that Spruill died of a cocaine overdose. A torn plastic bag was found in his esophagus, and tests showed a lethal amount of cocaine in his system. [SOURCE]
The two officers are back on the job. Joe Spruill is dead. The 'powers-that-be' are comfortable that life is good. Me? I think that a man shouldn't be killed in his front yard for resisting arrest. Spruill should have been given medical attention ... not a lethal dose of taser juice.
What say u?