June 10, 2010

District Attorney Will Not Charge Cops Who Tasered Daniel Barga to Death

Daniel Barga, 24, died after being taken into custody following a disturbance in the backyard of a upper-income home in Cornelius, Oregon that was less than half-mile from his residence. 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. Barga died while in Jansen's custody.

Cornelius Officer Mark Jansen and the other two officers involved in Barga's death (Forest Grove Sgt. Dean Foster and Officer Scott King) will not face criminal charges. [SOURCE]

This result was inevitable after the autoposy in which the medical examiner said that the young man died from "excited delirium" due to the toxic effects of psilocybin, or hallucinogenic mushrooms.

2 comments:

Gunfighter said...

Good. The officers shouldn't be charged... they didn't do anything wrong.

Villager said...

Gunfighter - They could have taken him into custody in some other manner ... and he would be alive today. Isn't that a better outcome?