Wednesday 16 April 2014

Man shot with Taser during arrest has died

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)

Irish Independent

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