No charges to be filed in death after Tasering
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
No criminal charges will be filed in connection with the October 2011 death of a man who collapsed after deputies used a Taser gun to subdue him, the Camden County prosecutor’s office has announced.
In a press release Tuesday, the Division of Drug and Crime Control of the Missouri Highway Patrol announced the investigation into Glenn D. Norman’s death was closed.
The Camden County Sheriff’s Department had asked the patrol to investigate.
According to sheriff’s department reports, a 911 call from a man residing in the 200 block of Teer Drive in Linn Creek reported that a male, later identified as Norman, 46, Neelyville, had knocked on his door and then forced his way into the home.
A struggle ensued between the caller and Norman who eventually fled from the residence. Deputies attempted to take Norman into custody. When he resisted, they used a TASER X26 weapon to subdue him.
After Norman was placed in handcuffs, he began to have difficulty breathing.
Medical personnel were called. Before they arrived, Norman went into cardiac arrest. Despite deputies performing CPR, Norman was eventually pronounced dead.