2 Oklahoma police officers charged in death of man

The Associated Press - July 4, 2020 11:28 am

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Two police officers from a small southern Oklahoma town have been charged with second-degree murder after being accused of using their stun guns more than 50 times on a 28-year-old man who died.

Wilson police Officers Joshua Taylor and Brandon Dingman were charged on Wednesday in the death last year of Jared Lakey, according to court documents. Court documents said the two officers used their stun guns on Lakey more than 50 times, “which greatly exceeded what would have been necessary or warranted by the attendant circumstances,” and was a “substantial factor” in Lakey’s death.

 

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