Police officer's number one duty to the public is to protect and serve. This means that sometimes they must engage in dangerous and even life-threatening behavior to protect the public from those that would do them harm. But at the end of the day police are just humans prone to making mistakes and errors in judgment just like every other citizen. Unfortunately, when police make a mistake it can cost a person not only their freedom but in some cases their life.
The family of a southern California man, who died while in police custody, recently announced their decision to file a wrongful death suit. What is known is that on August 12, a female deputy approached a man who police allege looked like he was breaking into a home. Police allege the man resisted arrest and a struggle took place. The deputy shocked the man multiple times with a Taser while another officer arrived to help arrest the man. Although firefighters treated the man at the scene, he later died at a local hospital. Specific details of the incident are still being investigated as the coroner works to complete their autopsy.