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Monday, April 21, 2008

Police-stunned man still critical

April 21, 2008
Morris Daily Herald

OXFORD, Ohio (AP) A man stunned by Ohio police during a fight outside an Oxford bar remains in critical condition two days later.

Police say 24-year-old Kevin Piskura of Chicago tried to interfere with the arrest of Steven Gene Smith of Mundelein, Illinois, early Saturday. Police say Piskura fought with bouncers and a police officer. And the officer used a Taser stun gun on him.

Police say they called a life squad when Piskura had trouble breathing. He was taken to an Oxford hospital and then by helicopter to University Hospital in Cincinnati.

Oxford police have asked the Butler County prosecutor to review the case.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Kevin Piskura passed away today (April 24th) around 5pm EST. Let us all hope that this helps open up a dialog as to the appropriate use, classification, and viability of using these weapons as part of an officer's arsenal. I am not an expert on Tasers nor am I law enforcement, but it seems even being a contributing factor in a death, where other means of apprehension could be employed, is too much risk.