September 24, 2010

[VIDEO] Taser Death: Freddie Lockett (Dallas TX)

It happened again. Freddie Lockett, 30, electrocuted to death by taser fire from an unidentified Dallas police officers. The man was trying to flee police officers who were answering a robbery call earlier today.

According to a police incident report, a man told officers he was sitting inside his vehicle at a gas station in the 2900 block of South Westmoreland around 11:30 p.m. on   Saturday night (September 11) when Lockett approached the car and asked for money. The man in his car said he didn’t have any money and began to roll up the driver’s side window.

That’s when the driver said Lockett opened the door and started punching him in the face. Afraid, the victim told officers he crawled across his car and got out using the passenger side door. He ran inside the gas station and asked for someone to call police.

While he was in the store, he said the suspect went into his car and took his cell phone. Police said when they got to the area, they saw a man matching the description of the suspect. When they tried to talk to him, he ran away; but officers were able to catch up to him.

The officers decided to punish Lockett by electrocuting him on five separate occassions with at least 50,000 volts each time from their taser guns.







The officers knew right away that something was wrong. They called emergency medical technicians to treat the man, who was taken to Methodist Central Hospital and pronounced dead at 1:05 a.m. Sunday, September 12.

Please let us know if you have any additional information that you can share about this taser-related killing.

7 comments:

Gunfighter said...

The officers didn't punish the subject by Tasing him. What they were doing was subduing a fleeing subject.

Too bad the subject died, but his death was a direct result of the choices he made by commiting a felony, then fleeing from the police.

Villager said...

Gunfighter - The police already caught the fleeing man. Why kill him with their taser?

edward said...

I agree that they didn't have too kill him with that taser, he was not armed so they could have chased him and just atleast roughed him up a little but he didn't deserve to get killed by the police.....they were wrong for that.....

edward said...

I agree that they didn't have too kill him with that taser, he was not armed so they could have chased him and just atleast roughed him up a little but he didn't deserve to get killed by the police.....they were wrong for that.....

Villager said...

Gunfighter / Edward - I just saw videocam recording of the arrest. There had to be over a dozen cops and this guy was on the ground for literally 5 minutes. There is no excuse for the police to have tased this guy. If anything, he should have been placed in the backseat of a cruiser instead of sitting in the open .

Gunfighter said...

Was he fighting? Was he resisting? was he struggling so he wouldn't be placed in the car? was he spitting? was he kicking?

Are you saying that he was just laying on the ground in handcuffs and he was tased for no apparent reason?

Could you tell me where I can see the video?

Villager said...

All - I've updated this blog post to include the video provided by local police videocam.