Man's death after being tased not fault of the police, Gammick says

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Updated: 11/08/2012 12:57 pm
RENO, Nev. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) -- Washoe County District Attorney Dick Gammick says he believes a mentally ill man's death last year was not the result of police officer actions.

Micah Abbey died on Christmas last year of cardiac arrest after being restrained by police. Gammick's report says Abbey was tased 26 times and the tasers were ineffective. Abbey continued to fight even after he was in restraints. He soon stopped breathing and attempts by paramedics to revive him didn't work.

According to Gammick, although the coroner ruled the death a homocide, there is no evidence that Abbey was killed by the officer. If he had surrendered, he may not have had a heart attack.
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rddc1947 - 11/10/2012 9:07 AM
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I agree with the other person Ed Stanci, Gammick needs to be replaced. If the man was retarded or mentally insane, it was handled improperly. WAs one officer responsible for this? If so, he needs to be on no paid leave & investigated. How many other officer's were there? Did he call for back up? If so, why didn't they tackle him to the ground? There is probably more to this story. Cop's like this need to be replaced with more other stable cops who have respect for life. Gammick must be up for re-election. Shame on you Mr. District Attorney for not having the mental attitude to help someone who is mentally impared.

ED STANCIL - 11/9/2012 4:38 PM
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it seems to be if somebody,anybody gets teasered 26 times they are likley to have a heart attack.i think gammick needs to be teasered 26 times and lets see if he survives.mr.gammick is a idiot.gammick needes to go away.
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