July 12, 2010
Taser Death: Anibal Rosario-Rodriguez (New Britain, CT)
The chief medical examiner’s office is expected to perform an autopsy today on the body of Mr. Rosario-Rodriguez.
New Britain police say an unidentified officer discharged a five-second shock with his Taser while trying to arrest Rosario-Rodriguez during a foot chase for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend.
Police say Rosario-Rodriguez suffered a facial wound when he fell forward during the incident. Authorities say he was conscious when he was taken to the hospital, but later died.
His family said something isn't right, and they wonder if the stun gun led to the cardiac arrest that killed him. They said Rosario-Rodriguez was a healthy man and think the police department used excessive force in trying to subdue him. They are waiting for the results of an autopsy.
Please let this blog know if you learn of any new information about this taser-related death.