Two Okie Cops Convicted of Murder…Tasered Victim 50 Times

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Defense claimed 3rd officer choked Jared Lakey to death and is being protected by a coverup

Law and Crime: Jurors in Carter County, Oklahoma, on Friday convicted two fired police officers of second-degree murder for using a Taser on a man dozens of times.

The jury recommended 10 years in prison for Joshua Taylor, 27, and Brandon Dingman, 35, according to KXII. The two were charged last year with murdering Jared Lakey, 28, who died of a heart attack minutes after the arrest.

Authorities said Taylor and Dingman went overboard in a July 4, 2019, encounter, in which Lakey was acting “disorderly.”

According to KIRO7, the officers responded to the scene after a call reported that a naked man was running down the street and screaming. Authorities claimed that Lakey didn’t comply with police commands; they said Taylor and Dingman used their Taser “multiple times” (it was actually 53 times).

Wilson Police Chief Kevin Coley testified on Wednesday that when police use a Taser on a person, they are hoping that (as Coley put it) neuromuscular incapacitation kicks in, freezing the person’s muscles so cops can handcuff them. Police called for backup and kept using the Taser after Lakey kept moving.

District 20 District Attorney Craig Ladd maintained, however, that Taser training requires users to keep from using more than one Taser on a person at a time. The state’s Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training said officers should try to use other avenues if using the Taser did not work. Ladd suggested that Lakey was trying to follow officers’ commands but he was fighting the Tasers’ influence on his muscles.

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  1. It is comply or die policy. People need to understand, by defunding a department, it cancels the contract with the police union, and a city can rehire the police who deserve it, and ignore the ones who don’t. It is far cheaper and easier, and more humane, then doing nothing and acting like suddenly police are going to stop killing us.
    And again, a major part of this, is the extraction of people from communities by our military, leaving us with less qualified authoritarian abusers. We need to make quality hiring practices our top priority. Retraining existing personnel will not work.

  2. This is not an isolated incident. It happened in Southern Utah several years ago when a man, a journalist for the SL Trib. had a mental breakdown. He got out of his care took of his clothes and was walking down the road. His wife who was with him called police for assistance and the responding police tasered him and killed him. No charges were given in that case.

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