October 5, 2011

Taser Death: Glenn Norman (Camden County, MO)

It happened again! This time unidentified Camden County (MO) sheriff deputies electrocuted a 46-year old man until he stopped breathing and died. I'm sure that the deputies didn't mean to kill Glenn Norman. That doesn't change the fact that another 5'3", 140-pound UNARMED man is dead.

As I understand it, the Camden County Sheriff's Office responded to a 911 call stating a man had knocked on the caller's door and forced his way into the caller's home. The man turned out to be Glenn Norman. Norman's fiancee said that he was visiting the house to ask for a drink. The homeowner didn't think so. That explains why the 911 call was placed to ask for police help.

The Camden County deputies arrived on the scene and approached Norman, who began to resist arrest. That was Norman's fatal mistake.

Deputies used their taser gun to subdue him with 50,000 volts of electricity. Norman was handcuffed ... and then he began to have trouble breathing. Paramedics were called ... but it was too late. Norman was pronounced dead at the scene.

No cause of death has been officially ruled. However, it shouldn't be too hard to figure out. The guy was alive ... then he was shot with a taser gun ... then he was dead. The cause of death seems self-evident.   You have to wonder who's life was in danger when the tasers were deployed.   There were four deputies on the scene and this UNARMED man was small in stature -- only 5'3" tall.   Were the police in fear of their lives?

The family is now telling their side of the story. [VIDEO]

The Missouri State Highway Patrol has been requested to conduct the official investigation of the incident, and an autopsy is underway.   Glenn Norman did a stupid thing by resisting arrest ... however the penalty for being stupid should never be the death penalty.

4 comments:

Villager said...

All - The taser death autopsy in the Glenn Norman case is under review by the district attorney. Read more...

Villager said...

All - The state investigation into this taser-killing is over and its nobody's fault. A 140-pound unarmed man is dead and nobody will be held responsible. Read more...

spencer norman said...

http://www.nationscourts.com/m7_Aug/norman.pdf

Villager said...

Spencer - Thank you for sharing the .pdf of the court case filed by your family as a result of the wrongful death of Glenn Norman. Our prayers are with you and your family.