Saturday, August 13, 2005

Medical Examiner: Strangulation, not TASER, killed Houston's Joel Casey in struggle with cops

The Harris County medical examiner ruled this week that a heart attack suffered by 52-year old Joel Casey in February after officers administered three, 50,000 volt TASER shocks was caused by his struggle with officers, not the electricity surging through his body. Instead he was probably strangled to death; they're ruling it a "homicide," which, to have said it, is not the same as murder. The District Attorney has not yet presented the case to the grand jury to decide whether the officers will be charged with a crime. Don't count on it, though.

Casey's mother had called police to request help taking her son to the hospital to receive treatment for schizophrenia, a severe mental illness. He never made it there alive.

1 comment:

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