August 30, 2011

Taser Death: Michael Evans (Fayetteville, NC)

It happened again. This time three Fayetteville Police officers used a taser gun to control 56-year old Michael Evans as he "acted strangely" in front of a restaurant and tried to jump into the path of passing cars. [SOURCE]

Evans collapsed after being electrocuted by taser gun fire from officers Alexander Leviner, Christopher Crews, and Travis Smith.  He died a short time later. The three officers are on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation of this taser-related death.

2 comments:

Villager said...

All - Fayetteville Police chief ordered all tasers turned in until a review could be made on the department's policy regarding taser use. This action came after a second taser incident in less than a week in this small North Carolina community.

Villager said...

All - The Fayetteville police officers involved in the taser-related killing of Michael Evans have been cleared of any wrongdoing. [SOURCE]