LAPD’s repeated tasing of teacher who died appears excessive, experts say

Videos released this week of a teacher who died after Los Angeles police discharged a Taser on him at least six times on a Venice street raise serious concerns about the officers' tactics, law enforcement experts who reviewed the tapes said.

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gutenfluten
gutenfluten
270 · 18 days ago · Reddit

Some additional details about the teacher and this incident not behind a paywall:

“Police chief Michel Moore told a news conference on Wednesday that Mr Anderson had committed a felony hit-and-run in a traffic collision.

He said Mr Anderson had attempted to flee the scene by trying to "get into another person's car without their permission".

Initially, Mr Anderson sits down as directed but as more police arrive he gets up and runs into the street while ignoring requests for him to stop.

An ambulance arrived about five minutes after he was tasered, police said, and brought Mr Anderson to a local hospital. He died about four-and-a-half hours later after going into cardiac arrest, according to police.

A toxicology report produced by the LAPD showed that Mr Anderson's blood tested positive for cannabis and cocaine. The Los Angeles County coroner's office will conduct a separate report.”

https://www.bbc.com/​news/​world-us-canada-64252337

IAMTHESILVERSURFER
IAMTHESILVERSURFER
125 · 18 days ago · Reddit

Watch the video before commenting. Please. There are people making incredible jumps to conclusions. Let the facts come out. This guy was geeking off cocaine and I wouldn’t be surprised if it was a straight up heart attack. Dude crashes a car and ran away. He wasn’t just minding his business.

ghostxQs
ghostxQs
47 · 17 days ago · Reddit

What a shitty “teacher” that guy was. He took a load of drugs, got behind the wheel, crashed, and then acted like a fool when cops stopped him.

IAMTHESILVERSURFER
IAMTHESILVERSURFER
41 · 18 days ago · Reddit

Did anybody see the video? Dude was acting a fool.

anakniben
anakniben
13 · 17 days ago · Reddit

If someone does a hit and run on me I really don't care if the person dies from cardiac arrest after being tasered by the lapd.

BlankVerse
BlankVerse
10 · 18 days ago · Reddit

Excerpt:

Videos released this week of a teacher who died after Los Angeles police discharged a Taser on him at least six times on a Venice street raise serious concerns about the officers’ tactics, law enforcement experts who reviewed the tapes said.

The LAPD’s actions have sparked alarms from community activists as well as Mayor Karen Bass and are now the subject of an internal investigation.

Several policing experts who reviewed the videos for The Times said that the amount of force used by the officers seemed excessive given the man’s actions and that some of the tactics seemed haphazard.

“It is going to be hard to convince any judge that these officers were using reasonable force,” said Ed Obayashi, a Northern California deputy and a top state advisor on police tactics. “From the visual aspect, it looks like he is not fighting back; he is not threatening the officers. He is saying I am not resisting ... and what could be considered resisting is an automatic reflex of the body to the pain application from the Taser.”

woosh3
woosh3
8 · 17 days ago · Reddit

Can the state bring back psychiatric hospitals?
Why did they shut it down? Just want to know.

beamish1920
beamish1920
6 · 17 days ago · Reddit

Whole thread is being brigaded by racist jackasses from other subs

beamish1920
beamish1920
5 · 18 days ago · Reddit

You, the taxpayer, get to foot the bill for the millions his family will get in the civil suit/​settlement. Thank police officers’ evil unions