Take a day away from the office and cops and courts news breaks out. Here’s a recap of just a few of the things that happened:
In Taser news, here’s the Billings Gazette’s follow-up on an inquest that showed methamphetamine actually caused the death of a man zapped by police with a stun [...]
The Billings Gazette is streaming the inquest, here.
Ryan Michael Bain died in October.
The hearing is expected to include the findings of a Billings pathologist who determined that Ryan Michael Bain died of “excited delirium,” a controversial diagnosis often associated with a combination of drug use and electrical shocks from police [...]
Phrases like “excited delirium” and “naked man” certainly make people look twice, but this story has a terribly sad context, provided here by the Associated Press:
Medical records list “excited delirium” as the primary cause of death of a Billings man who was shocked with a stun gun at least four times as [...]
Weekends are usually slow times on the Cops and Courts beat, but there are some interesting stories out there today:
In Billings, an investigation into a man shocked repeatedly with a stun gun is nearing completion. As the Associated Press reminds us:
“Police shot the 31-year-old [Ryan Michael] Bain with a [...]