Saturday, June 20, 2015

Stunning Death in Connecticut

"Connecticut’s medical examiner ruled that the death of a Branford man who was shocked by a police stun gun was a homicide. State Police said David Werblow, 41, became uncooperative and ignored officers’ requests during a reported disturbance outside his home March 15. Authorities said a Branford officer used a stun gun to ‘‘gain control’’ of Werblow, who later died at Yale-New Haven Hospital. The state medical examiner report said Werblow, who was schizophrenic, suffered ‘‘sudden death’’ during a psychotic episode amid an altercation that included electronic shock and a restraint. Waterbury State’s Attorney Maureen Platt will determine if the use of force was justified. A report is not expected for several months. Sixteen people have died in Connecticut after being shocked by police stun guns since 2005 (AP)."