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04-05-08, 07:42 AM #1
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Drugs killed man who died after State Troopers Tasered him
The Associated Press - Friday, April 04, 2008
The death certificate for a Fridley man who was Tasered by State Troopers says he died because of cocaine and other drugs in his system.
The death certificate filed on Friday says 29-year-old Mark Backlund died of "consequences of mixed drug use." The drugs in his system included a pain reliever, a drug for schizophrenia, mania, and bipolar disorder.
Other factors in his death were physical exertion and restraint, a sedative, inflammation of his heart, and severe hardening of the arteries of his heart.
Backlund crashed his car on Interstate 694 in New Brighton in January.
A report filed by the State Troopers who used the Taser says Backlund tried to drive away from the crash scene, even though people stood in front of his car. He had no weapons."When I'm driving along and I see a sign that says, CAUTION: SMALL CHILDREN AHEAD,
I slow down, and then it occurs to me, I'm not afraid of small children"!
04-05-08, 07:44 AM #2
Drugs, not the taser, killed this Darwin Award winner...never would have guessed it.
04-05-08, 09:30 AM #3
As usual, the Taser does not kill.No one has greater love than this, to lay down ones life for ones friends - John 15:13
"The Wicked Flee When No Man Pursueth: But The Righteous Are Bold As A Lion".
We lucky few, we band of brothers. For he who today sheds his blood with me shall be my brother.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~The opinions, beliefs, and ideas expressed in this post are mine, and mine alone. They are NOT the opinions, beliefs, ideas, or policies of my Agency, Police Chief, City Council, or any member of my department.
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04-05-08, 12:36 PM #5
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