October 5, 2011
Taser Death: Glenn Norman (Camden County, MO)
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.
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.