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Friday, September 26, 2008

Tasered While Black A Cover-Up Involving Andre Williams

KDKA and AP report that a medical examiner says a Monroeville man who died shortly after being zapped with a police taser died from consuming cocaine, not from the electric shock. Yes, Allegheny County Medical Examiner Dr. Karl Williams announced his findings at a news conference this morning. He says 37-year-old Andre Thomas died of acute cocaine intoxication, which caused his heart to stop.

Get this, he says, Williams says the electric shock did not contribute to Thomas' death. Williams has already said he does not believe police used excessive force against 37-year-old Andre Thomas. But the man's family says abrasions on the body indicate otherwise. Thomas died after Swissvale police arrested him, More HERE.

To this AAPP, it Smells like a cover-up to me.

Cross posted on African American Political Pundit

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