Man Dies in Miami After Being Tasered at a Party

Another taser death has occurred in Florida. Xavier Jones, 29, died after being Tasered by Coral Gables police near the University of Miami. Police were called after Jones reportedly became disruptive at a party in an apartment complex. They said they needed to use the Taser on him because he was aggressive and they needed to get him under control.

A press release issued by Miami-Dade County Police stated in part: "While in custody, [Jones] experienced a medical emergency. Coral Gables Fire Rescue responded, and transported the male to [Doctor’s Hospital] where he was pronounced deceased."

Miami-Dade Police Detective Carlos Maura would not say that the death was caused by the Taser but did say that an investigation was planned.


Posted by Tracy on January 11, 2008 5:48 PM | DIGG | del.icio.us | furl



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