Oregon Taser Death

From the O:

Officers were called to an apartment in the 1200 block of Royvonne Avenue Southeast in Salem about 7:38 p.m. following a report of a man who was trespassing. They encountered Rold, who Okada said “violently” resisted arrest.

That prompted officers to shoot him with a Taser and strike him with their batons. After he was handcuffed, officers realized Rold was unconscious. According to Okada, they immediately called for medical help and gave emergency aid to Rold. Rold was then taken to Salem Hospital where he died.

Read between the lines a bit – they didn’t realize until after he was handcuffed that he was unconscious.  That means they tasered and/or beat him so hard that his not moving at all while they were down on the ground with him, up close, moving his limbs around to place handcuffs on.

This is disgusting.

h/t KD.
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3 Comments on “Oregon Taser Death”

  1. Susan Says:

    It doesn’t mean that they tasered and/or beat him so hard he died, unless you are reading between the lines.

    We don’t know which came first. When someone appears to be no longer resisting, they normally are no longer moving. At that point, it is a matter of a few seconds to minutes – a complete flash for an officer before handcuffs go on.

    We do not know at this point if this person died because of police force, or if he died because something else combined with the utilization of force.

    I think an officer was injured as well in the altercation.

    Along with State Police, I should imagine the Marion County DA’s office, Medical Examiner’s Office, Oregon ACLU, and Amnisty International will be involved. As well they should.

    It is disgusting if we read between the lines – maybe the facts will not be as disgusting?

  2. Susan Says:

    I say Aministy International because they were involved in the Ashland case a few years back…

  3. Susan Says:

    That would be Amnesty International. Sorry.


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