Police: Man falls from wall, dies after Taser used

AP News
Posted: Aug 07, 2015 7:31 AM

ATLANTA (AP) — Police in the Atlanta area say a man died after falling from a wall during a police chase that involved a Taser.

Multiple media outlets report that the Georgia Bureau of Investigation is reviewing Thursday night's events involving DeKalb County police.

DeKalb County Assistant Police Chief Brian Harris tells the Atlanta Journal-Constitution (http://on-ajc.com/1IuZVIi ) officers pulled over a car near an East Atlanta apartment complex. Harris says the man was a passenger in that car and ran during the stop.

He said an officer used a Taser as the man tried to climb an 8-foot wall and the man then fell over the wall.

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The man's name hasn't been released. Harris said he was handcuffed at the scene due to the department's protocol then transported to Grady Memorial Hospital where he died.