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Sun Jul 5, 2020, 11:10 AM

Two Oklahoma Officers charged with murder by using stun gun

https://abcnews.go.com/US/oklahoma-police-officers-accused-repeatedly-stun-gun-man/story?id=71610561&cid=social_fb_abcn&fbclid=IwAR0TNKp2BH15jjz_sQDP53uAdUkDzTwa6f4ePWHc-X8cEQrjEy-qTyGgD1Y

Two Oklahoma police officers have been charged with second-degree murder for allegedly applying multiple electrical shocks from stun guns to the body of a man who died afterward.
Wilson Police Department Officers Joshua Taylor and Brandon Dingman reportedly responded to a call around midnight on July 4, 2019, that 28-year-old Jared Lakey was allegedly acting disorderly.

The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigations was requested by the Carter County Sheriff’s Office to assist with the investigation. The OSBI said in a press release on July 2 that when Lakey did not comply with the officers' commands, they both used their police-issued stun guns.
The agency found that both Taylor, 24, and Dingman, 34, used the stun gun multiple times on Lakey until backup from the Carter County Sheriff's Office arrived on the scene to assist with getting Lakey into custody.
According to the Daily Ardmoreite, a local newspaper, the backup officer wrote in an incident report that he "placed Lakey in a neck restraint, causing him to go unconscious, and had the other officers place him in handcuffs." The backup officer, who was not identified, has not been charged.
Lakey stopped breathing, became unresponsive, began breathing again and was taken to the hospital, OSBI said, and died two days later.
The Daily Ardmoreite also reported that Lakey's probable cause of death determined by the state's Office of the Chief Medical Examiner was due to complications of a heart attack "and law enforcement use of electrical weapon and restraint."
"Jared’s death was completely avoidable," Steven Terrill, the Lakey family's attorney, said in a statement to ABC News. "The conduct of these officers and the video (which the Bryan & Terrill firm hopes will be available soon) should be a constant reminder that we cannot depend on police officers to self-report use of force encounters that go too far or violate policy."
"Anytime there is a law enforcement encounter with the public involving use of force, accountability and transparency should be paramount for any officer, the department, and that governmental entity," he added.
The family has also filed a civil lawsuit.
Neck restraints, including chokeholds, used by law enforcement officers across the country have become one of the topics of calls for police reform which was sparked on the heels of the death of George Floyd. Floyd was seen on video being held down by the knee of former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin on Floyd's neck.
Chauvin along with three other officers were charged in connection to Floyd's murder. They have all pleaded not guilty.

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The protests have also called for systemic racism changes throughout the world. In the Oklahoma incident, everyone involved was white.
The OSBI said a report with their investigation findings were submitted to District Attorney Craig Ladd's office, who issued a warrant on July 1 for the arrest of Dingman and Taylor.
Judge Carson Brooks set $250,000 bond that both officers paid and were released by July 2, according to online court records.


Brandon Dingman, 34, of the Wilson Police Department in Oklahoma is charged in connection to the second-degree murder of Jared Lakey.
Brandon Dingman, 34, of the Wilson Police Department in Oklahoma is charged in connection to the second-degree murder of Jared Lakey.
Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation
Ryan Hunnicut, who is the listed attorney for Dingman and Taylor, could not be reached for comment.
But in a statement to The New York Times he said: "The death of Mr. Lakey saddens us all. We are confident that the legal system will provide an opportunity for all the facts to be known and look forward to our day in court."
Their next court date for a preliminary conference is on Aug. 27 at 9:30 a.m.

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Response to yankee87 (Original post)

Sun Jul 5, 2020, 11:36 AM

1. Good. This is what we want stopped.

We are not the enemy.

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Response to yankee87 (Original post)

Sun Jul 5, 2020, 11:42 AM

2. I have a question

How are police allowed to inject persons with medication when they have absolutely no training in medicine or knowledge of the person's medical history? I found that seriously disturbing in the case of that young man in Colorado.

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Response to yankee87 (Original post)

Sun Jul 5, 2020, 12:44 PM

3. Tortured to death

To me it sounds like the two officers, tortured the man to death while having fun constantly using their stun guns. Would it surprise anyone if they were laughing while they did this?

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Response to yankee87 (Reply #3)

Sun Jul 5, 2020, 12:46 PM

4. Yes. "..Firing Taser More Than 50 Times". then lied about it

Oklahoma Officers Charged With Murder After Allegedly Firing Taser More Than 50 Times

https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2020/07/oklahoma-jared-lakey-police-charged-murder-taser.html


According to the data logs in the court filings, Taylor fired his taser 30 times while Dingman fired his taser 23 times . That means Lakey was tased for almost four straight minutes in the nine-minute span.
Spencer Bryan, a lawyer for Lakey’s parents, said that the officers had claimed at first they only used Tasers four times.

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