Taser Article Nassau Man Death Not From Taser 2002
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Nassau man's death not from Taser, officials say April 24, 2002 9:45 AM By Associated Press HILLIARD, Fl (AP) -- Authorities in Nassau County say the recent death of a man in custody was not due to the use of a stun gun known as a Taser. It's the second such ruling in Florida in the past week. The other involved the death of a man in South Florida. In the Nassau County case, Henry Canady died last month after being hit with a Taser jolt in Hilliard. The medical examiner now says it was due to cocaine and coronary disease. Just the same, a prosecutor says deputies might have been able to subdue Canady without using the Taser. He's preparing a final report for the State Attorney's office, and says policies for Taser use might have to be tightened a bit. ~ge Wednesday, April 24, 2002 Medical examiner: Nassau County man's death not from Taser The Associated Press HILLIARD, Fla._ Shock from a Taser gun wasn't what killed a Nassau County man, the Duval County Medical Examiner has ruled. The death of Henry William Canady, 46, was caused by cocaine toxicity, with coronary heart disease a contributing factor, the examiner said. Canady died March 27 when deputies trying to arrest him in an undercover drug buy shocked him with a Taser after he tried to run. Canady died at the scene. His mother, Alma Canady, said Nassau County deputies shocked her son again after he was handcuffed and had stopped moving.