Man dies after Raleigh police use Taser on him

Man dies after Raleigh police use Taser on him

Man dies after Raleigh police use Taser on him

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by Associated Press

WCNC.com

Posted on April 11, 2013 at 10:57 AM

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- A Raleigh man has died after police used a Taser on him during an altercation.
 
Raleigh police say they were called to an intersection early Wednesday after reports of a man running naked through a nearby church parking lot.
 
Officers say 45-year-old Thomas Sadler became aggressive toward officers, who then used a Taser to subdue him. Sadler collapsed and was later pronounced dead at the scene.
 
The State Bureau of Investigation is looking into the case. Sadler was on probation after a 2010 conviction for a felony probation violation.

In 2007, he had been convicted of felony speeding to elude arrest in Gaston County and felony possession of a weapon of mass destruction in Powhatan, Va.

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