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N.C. Agency Shelves TASERs After Suspect's Death

July 22, 2011  | 

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg (N.C.) Police Department has shelved its TASERs for as long as 45 days, after a suspect died after he was hit with an X26 at a light-rail station.

CMPD's Officer Michael Forbes stunned Lareko Williams, 21, who was beating and choking a woman at the station on Woodlawn Road around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday. Williams was pronounced dead about an hour after he was stunned.

The death came a day after a federal jury in Charlotte awarded $10 million to the family of 17-year-old Darryl Wayne Turner, who died in 2008 after a CMPD officer shocked him with a TASER.
Source: Charlotte Observer

 


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