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Monday, August 25, 2008

Iowa man dies after being tasered

Ronald Adkisson, 59, Creston, Iowa

Report finds no wrongdoing in man's death
Associated Press - November 3, 2008 10:54 AM ET

CRESTON, Iowa (AP) - A report shows that Creston police officers did nothing wrong when they Tasered a man who died minutes after being released from jail. Police used force, including a Taser, to subdue 59-year-old Ronald Adkisson on Aug. 25 after a disturbance at a Fareway grocery store. Officials said Adkisson had a seizure at the store and became combative when officers tried to arrest him. He was found dead on the sidewalk outside the jail 15 minutes after he was released. An autopsy showed he died of a seizure disorder. A report by the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation and the autopsy report were reviewed by Union County Attorney Timothy Kenyon. It found that officers followed department protocol and that their actions did not cause Adkisson's seizures.

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