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Saturday, December 29, 2007

New Mexico man died after police fired tasers 23 times

December 29, 2007

Two Tasers were fired 23 times in the case of a Raton man who died after city police used the Tasers to subdue him, state investigators said. An autopsy found that Jesse Saenz was hit three times by Tasers. The exact cause of his death has not been determined. The officers using the Tasers said the devices malfunctioned. Saenz was struggling and fighting with police Nov. 18 as they attempted to take him into custody, authorities have said. Raton police Capt. Mike Galardi has said that officers had no choice but to use force to get Saenz under control. Saenz died after being transported to the Colfax County jail.

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