September 21, 2010
Taser Death: Joseph Frank Kennedy (La Mirada, CA)
The unidentified deputies used a Taser to subdue the unarmed man ... then they handcuffed him. The police realized that something was horribly wrong as Kennedy had difficulty breathing. Paramedics performed CPR on the man and took him to La Palma Intercommunity Hospital in La Palma, where he was declared dead at a hospital.
Coroner's officials were trying to determine the cause of death.
Investigators found substances they believe were drugs on Kennedy.