Kokenos died shortly after the last taser blast into his body.
Kokenos died around the corner from his Warren home in front of a neighbor’s home. The neighbor shared what she heard between Warren police officers and Kokenos in the minutes before he died. [SOURCE]
"The police said Richard, stay on the ground and do not get up. They told him several times. They were telling him if he didn’t stay down they would have to tase him,” said the woman who didn’t want to be identified.
Another neighbor ... the one who called the police ... said that she was home with with her daughter and 11-year-old grandson when a man slammed his body against the house and tried to get in. It happened just before midnight. She said the man was sweating while pounding on the windows and screaming to get inside. She said he kept trying different doors until police arrived.
The dozen or so Warren police officers involved in this taser-related death have not been identified.
This is not the first taser-related killing by the Warren Police Department. Villagers may recall that they were involved in the tragic taser-related killing of teenager Robert Mitchell a couple of years ago.