Man Dies after Raleigh Police Use Taser on Him

By: Virginia AP Email
By: Virginia AP Email

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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