Corey McGinnis never regained consciousness after he was electrocuted with a Taser on June 26 by officers from Springfield Township and North College Hill who were called to a big fight in Crutchfield Park. “He collapsed right there on the scene,” his niece said. He was rushed to a local hospital where he died five days after the incident. [SOURCE]
Four of his children were at the park with their father. Two of them, boys ages 15 and 16, were involved in the basketball game when their opponents attacked them.
It will be weeks, possibly months, before the Hamilton County Coroner makes an official ruling on his cause of death. But relatives say they’re convinced the Taser shock must be to blame for the death of McGinnis, a healthy 35-year-old who exercised regularly.
The police won't be able blame this one on drugs or 'excited delirium'.
“We, as people, need to bring some kind of attention to these tasings because Corey is not the first person to die after being tased and he won’t be the last unless we do something,” Corey's niece, Lisa McGinnis said. “It’s supposed to be a safer alternative, but it’s been shown time and time again that people are dying after being tased.”