Two Milwaukee police officers will not be facing any charges after a mentally ill man died after being tased 18 times in the shower.

The officers reportedly broke down the man’s door at an apartment known to police to house mentally ill people. More than 30 minutes elapsed before the first time the man was tased and to when he lost consciousness.

During the incident, he received a black eye, a broken rib, and more than two dozen cuts and bruises to his body. He also reportedly vomited profusely before losing consciousness. The medical examiner did not determine a specific cause for his death, but ruled that the usage of the taser as well as sedatives used by paramedics were contributing factors.

Source: Man died after being hit 18 times with Taser; no charges for officers


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