(Neb)-Autopsy Report Out For Man Who Died After Multiple Stun Gun Hits
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - An autopsy report says an Oklahoma man who died last month while struggling Omaha police in an incident that saw him beaten and shocked a dozen times with a stun gun suffered "sudden death associated with excited delirium."
The report also says the death of 29-year-old Zachary Bearheels was associated with physical struggle, restraint and use of a stun gun, but Douglas County Attorney Don Kleine says it stops short of determining those actions caused Bearheels' death.
Police said Bearheels, who has a history of mental illness, was acting erratically and fought officers' efforts to take him into custody on June 5. He died after being taken to a hospital.
Omaha Police Chief Todd Schmaderer has recommended two officers, Scotty Payne and Ryan McClarty, be fired for violating department policy in their treatment of Bearheels.
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