Friday, July 29, 2005

Taser death a "temporal" connection

Sleepless in Midland decries the death of Midland's own Eric Jay Hammock, who was Tasered until he died this spring by the Fort Worth Police Department. (The coroner said there was a "temporal," but not a conclusive connection between the mulitiple Taser shocks and the man's resulting death.) Hammock's family has sued Taser International over his death. Sleepless deplores drug use, but says it shouldn't be a death sentence so if Tasering a drug user could kill him, Taser use should be reconsidered.

Good stuff from out west. Given Hammock's disturbing story, I can see why he's sleepless!