Michigan 15-year-old Dies after Police Taser Him

March 23rd, 2009

Police in Michigan that a 15-year-old boy died Sunday after they Tasered him to break up a fight. Police say that they answered an early-morning call involving two boys arguing at an apartment complex in Bay City, when one of them “attempted to fight the officers.” Immediately, it became clear that the youth, whom police did not identify, was in need of medical attention, and they called paramedics. He was pronounced dead at Bay Regional Medical Center shortly after, according to police. The department is investigating the incident and has placed one officer on administrative leave pending the results.

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