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San Jose Family Sues After Taser Death

From the Chronicle:

“The parents of a schizophrenic man who died after a confrontation at a San Jose hospital during which he struggled with Santa Clara County sheriff’s deputies and was stunned with a Taser by a Campbell police officer have filed a federal civil rights lawsuit.

The death of 26-year-old Edwin Rodriguez in December 2008 at Valley Medical Center was the result of “excessive, unnecessary and inappropriate force” on someone suffering from paranoid delusions, said the suit filed in U.S. District Court in San Jose.”


The use of tasers to attack people who are delusional or suffering from a breakdown is insidious and terrible. One more reason why we’re against tasers.


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