Coroner rules taser death homicide

Dandelion Salad
November 13, 2008

MOBERLY – Randolph County Coroner ruled the death of Stanley Harlan a homicide.

On Aug. 28, 23-year-old Harlan was making his way home when police claim they caught him driving while intoxicated. Police said Harlan resisted arrest and so they used a taser, or an electroshock device, to apprehend him.


There has been controversy involving police use of taser devices, which helped Harlan’s family gather more than 1,400 signatures to outlaw tasers permanently.


via – Coroner Rules in Moberly Man’s Death – Coverage You Can Count On plus short video report

h/t: Dan

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2 thoughts on “Coroner rules taser death homicide

  1. Once upon a time, I lived in Moberly, and I remember when the cops would just take you home… My daughter tells me this has been hushed up for awhile – until the coroner ruled. I’m also told this young man’s mother witnessed the incident – I don’t know whether this is true or not, but it may have contributed to the homicide verdict. The problem is the number of big-city police coming to work in small towns where they treat the citizenry as they were doing in the cities – which, coincidentaly, may have been the reasons for their leaving the urban police departments. This might be a phenomenon for Masters or Doctoral candidates in the field of sociology to study.

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