Chicago Cop Tasered Unconscious Diabetic 11 Times

From The Raw Story:

Police officers from two Chicago suburbs are being sued after one of them allegedly Tasered a man having a diabetic seizure because the diabetic involuntarily hit the officer while being taken to an ambulance.Prospero Lassi, a 40-year-old employee of Southwest Airlines, filed the lawsuit (PDF) with a federal court in Chicago last week, following an April 9, 2009, incident in which Lassi was taken to hospital following a violent diabetic seizure — and being Tasered 11 times while unconscious.

That day, Lassi’s roommate found the man on the floor of his apartment having a seizure and foaming at the mouth, according to the statement filed with the court. The roommate called 911 for help, and police officers from the Brookfield and LaGrange Park police departments arrived to help with the situation.

As police officers were helping the paramedics move Lassi to an ambulance, Lassi — still in the midst of the seizure and described as “unresponsive” — involuntarily smacked one of the officers with his arm.

“Reacting to Mr. Lassi’s involuntary movement, one or more of the [officers] pushed Mr. Lassi to the ground, forcibly restraining him there,” the complaint states. “[LaGrange Park Officer Darren] Pedota then withdrew his Taser, an electroshock weapon that uses electrical current to disrupt a person’s control over his muscles, and electrocuted Mr. Lassi eleven times.

[Read more at The Raw Story]

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  • tonyviner

    This taser shit has been out of control since its inception. Fuck.

  • anotherkillingonthedancefloor

    Ordinary citizens should carry around tranquilizer guns to subdue out of control police officers, when necessary.

  • GoodDoktorBad

    Phasers on stun, gentlemen…

  • James T.

    Fucking pigs, never trust 'em.

  • mxmech

    I wish I could say that this story surprises me, but it really don't… And that is sad… My question is what were the paramedics doing when the cops were tasing him? I understand that cops do have it hard, and I'm all for the use of tasers. But all this is; is more cops with a big head. and an itchy trigger finger…

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/PDDVWRQVUPMKRGHURIEQVNYWHQ Sean

    seems many cops view tazers like a personal amusement device and not the potentially deadly weapon they are

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/PDDVWRQVUPMKRGHURIEQVNYWHQ Sean

    seems many cops view tazers like a personal amusement device and not the potentially deadly weapon they are

  • Rwestbrook

    This punk isnt a cop he is a COWARD WUSSY that needs his butt kicked. I hope the samething happens to this punk wannabe coward!

  • Rwestbrook

    This punk isnt a cop he is a COWARD WUSSY that needs his butt kicked. I hope the samething happens to this punk wannabe coward!

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