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Sunday, December 9, 2007

Woman Dies After Being Handcuffed, Tasered By Police

Here is another one. This happened back in May of 2007 in Oklahoma.

Scene of torture

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ A mentally ill homeless woman died after she was arrested outside a shelter and stunned with a Taser while she was on the ground in handcuffs, authorities and witnesses said. An autopsy was performed on Milisha Thompson, 35, but her cause of death has not been determined pending toxicology tests, police Sgt. Paco Balderrama said Tuesday.
One witness, Edwin Davis, said onlookers began yelling, ``You killed her! You killed her!'' as Thompson slipped out of consciousness during Saturday's confrontation outside the City Rescue Mission. But Balderrama said Thompson repeatedly kicked and attacked officers, even after being stunned with the Taser. After she lost consciousness, officers began CPR and she was taken by ambulance to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead. More HERE

Related coverage below:

5/20/2007 Woman Dies After Police Shoot Her With Taser

5/22/2007 Woman Dies After Being Handcuffed, Stunned With Taser By Police

5/31/2007 Police Release Video, Answer Questions In Taser Death

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