Sunday, August 30, 2009

Man Dies After Being Tasered

An investigation is underway into the death of a man who was repeatedly tasered by an L.A. County Sheriff's deputy.

The man died after he was shocked three times by a deputy with an electric stun gun Wednesday night at the North Hollywood Red Line Subway.

Sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore says the man, who was not immediately identified, was stopped by deputies and asked repeatedly if he had a ticket.

When the man didn't answer, a deputy grabbed the man's hands to stop and question him. A struggle ensued and the man broke free, Whitmore said. He then reportedly raised clenched fists and charged the deputy several times. He was tasered, then shocked two more times when he got up and charged at the deputy again.

Whitmore says deputies recovered a glass crack pipe that fell out of the man's pocket during the scuffle.

Former Sgt. Chris Doles Now Arrested for Domestic Assault

An altercation with his ex-wife has landed a former Waco police officer in jail for the second time in a week.

Former Sgt. Chris Doles bonded out of McLennan County Jail on Thursday, just six days after being arrested in connection with the Waco police double-dipping scandal.

Doles, 43, was among a list of several former officers who were accused of taking double pay from the department and from the Waco Housing Authority where they served as security guards.

Police say less than two hours after his release last Friday, Dole was involved in a dispute with his ex-wife that resulted in his arrest on a Class A misdemeanor assault-family violence charge.

An affidavit filed by Waco police Sgt. Patrick Swanton to support Doles' arrest stated Doles' ex-wife, Tamara Bott, told police the incident happened as she was attempting to get a child-support check from Doles in the parking lot at Gold's Gym parking on W. Waco Dr.

The assault resulted in injury to Bott's hand, according to the report.
Another person who was there at the time confirmed the assault had taken place.