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Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Victim’s sister speaks out against tasers in Britain

August 28, 2007
Neil McKay, The Journal (Newcastle, England)

The inquest into the October 11, 2006 death of Brian Loan in England is set to begin tomorrow. His sister, Barbara Hodgson, is expecting that the inquest will be told he died of natural causes. But she said that she would not accept the findings and fears more deaths will follow if officers are made to carry stun guns. Says Ms. Hodgson: “My brother had 50,000 volts pumped into him. How can anybody say that did not contribute to his death? If he died of heart failure, as the police say, then there is no doubt in my mind that his death was caused by what happened to him. To say his arrest and his death three days later were not linked beggars belief.”

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