December 4, 2011

Taser Death: Jonathan White (San Bernardino, CA)

It happened again! This time we learn that a 29-year old Black man was electrocuted by unidentified police officers in San Bernardino, CA. [SOURCE]

Jonathan White was mentally-ill ... suffering from both bi-polar disorder and schizophrenia. He got confused and his mother worried that she couldn't control him ... so she called the police to ask for their help. Her son was dead less than an hour after the police arrived on the scene. Suffice it to say that this was not the outcome that she sought when she made the 9-1-1 call to the police.




 


The investigation needs to determine if the unidentified officers in this taser-killing were trained sufficiently in the use of a taser ... and whether the use-of-force in this case was unreasonable.

The only thing I can say is that a 29-year old man didn't need to die that day. What say u?

3 comments:

Robert said...

Our 25 year old disabled son was tased by officers of the Northwood police Dept. in Northwood,N.H. on November 16,2011 while attempting to place him in "protective" custody. He committed no crime,was not violent ,nor did he act in a threatening manner.Except for his digestive disorder,he was in good health. We believe his run-in with the police was calculated by his girlfriend to occur,as she had taken his cell phone a few days prior,cashed his social security check and intentionally avoided calling an ambulance. Our son's name is Robert L. Godfrey III...R.I.P. Robert,we miss you deeply.

Villager said...

Robert - My prayers are with you and your family as you deal with the death of your son.

I wasn't able to find information about his passing via the Internet. I'll keep looking...

Robert said...

information can be found at http://obit.brewittfuneralhome.com/obitdisplay.html