This is a brief video about how tasers work.

The state Lawyer Common’s Workplace has used its particular authority to examine a number of native instances just like the dying of a Yonkers politician’s nephew.

Jonathan Maldonado, the 21-yr-previous nephew of Yonkers Metropolis Council president-elect Mike Khader, died Wednesday after he swallowed “a number of packets of an unknown substance” and officers used a Taser to regulate him, Greenburgh police stated. 

The incident concerned police responding to a name that Maldonado stole from Greatest Purchase.

State Lawyer Common Eric Schneiderman’s Particular Investigations and Prosecutions Unit is taking up the investigation. It seems to be into deaths of unarmed civilians who die in police custody.

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What follows are examples of different occasions the particular unit investigated native instances or, in a single occasion, declined to intervene:

The Stun Gun

Carmel cops didn’t face legal costs for the dying of Joseph Seguin, a 38-yr-previous Mahopac man who died after he was hit repeatedly with a police stun gun in 2016.

A report by Schneiderman discovered Carmel officers’ use of drive towards Seguin was justified underneath state regulation, clearing cops of felony culpability for his demise.

Schneiderman’s report discovered Seguin was underneath the affect of phencyclidine — a drug higher generally known as PCP or angel mud — and violently resisted arrest on Nov. 30 after police witnessed him assaulting a lady at his residence.

“The demise of Mr. Seguin is a tragedy, and we prolong our condolences to his household and associates,” Schneiderman stated in a press release.

“Our exhaustive evaluate of this case has concluded that Carmel police have been justified of their use of pressure, together with their use of a Taser, of their effort to arrest Mr. Seguin.”

The holding cell

The lawyer common’s workplace reviewed the July 2015 case of Raynette Turner, who died in a holding cell on the Mount Vernon Police Division after awaiting arraignment for greater than forty eight hours on a shoplifting cost.

The AG’s report faulted one civilian jailer for failing to sufficiently monitor Turner. It additionally questioned how native police processed arrests and stored data referring to prisoner monitoring.

Turner’s arrest in Mount Vernon had come too late for the weekend’s solely arraignment session Saturday. She had complained of feeling unwell Sunday, was evaluated at a close-by hospital and returned to the town jail. She was discovered lifeless Monday in her cell after one other arraignment delay.

An post-mortem by the Westchester Medical Examiner’s Workplace revealed that Turner died from an enlarged coronary heart, with continual use of cocaine and morphine as a contributing issue.

The AG’s report prompted laws to increase the supply of off-hours arraignment…