Man shot with Taser during arrest has died
Published 21/01/2013 | 05:00
A man who was shot by police using a Taser during his arrest has died in hospital.
Martin Baskeyfield was detained for motoring offences on September 29. During the arrest, he was subdued by officers using the Taser stun-gun.
Five days later, he was admitted to the University Hospital of North Staffordshire, England, but died on January 14.
Medical tests are being carried out to determine whether there is a link between the use of the Taser and his death.
Mr Baskeyfield's relatives made a complaint over the level of force used. The force referred the incident to the Independent Police Complaints Commission, which is investigating. Staffordshire Police said it was co-operating fully with the investigation. (© Independent News Service)