Many police departments spent countless minutes trying to get people off building ledges or perches. New York police, however, have a more efficient approach: they shot him with a taser and collect him after he falls. In the case of Inman Morales, 35, it resulted in his death.
Morales was found naked on the top of a roll-down gate about ten feet above the ground. He was dancing as people took pictures as police tried to grab him. He was wielding a florescent light bulb when an officer shot him with a taser and hit him for five seconds with 50,000 volts. He fell head first and died. For the video, click here.
It turns out that he was having a bad reaction to medication. The question is why the police didn’t just shatter the florescent light with a baton if they considered it to be a danger.
Police seems to have a serious problem with naked people, here.