Deputies Cleared In Taser Death Of Handcuffed Man

Authorities say two Henderson County sheriff's deputies did nothing wrong when they shocked a handcuffed man with a stun gun. The man died moments later.

The Asheville Citizen-Times reported Wednesday that District
Attorney Jeff Hunt said in a statement that the case warranted no
criminal charges. He said he based his decision on a report from
the State Bureau of Investigation.

Sheriff Rick Davis said 44-year-old Stefan McMinn was being
combative while being booked into the county jail on drunken
disorderly charges on Nov. 2, 2007. Davis said McMinn had lethal
levels of alcohol and cocaine in his system.

Davis said at the time that McMinn died moments after deputies
shocked McMinn with a Taser gun.


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