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Brett Elder’s Death Ruled Accidental

Posted by shadmia on May 12, 2009

Brett Elder

Brett Elder was a 15-year-old boy who was tasered by the Bay City police and died. The  unarmed 5’6″, 140 lb teen died 3/22/09 – two days before his 16th birthday. His “death by taser” was widely criticized as unnecessary police action. His family has hired an attorney and plan to sue the police department. See more details here and here.

The autopsy was performed by the Oakland County Assistant Medical Examiner Dr. Kanu Virani. The results of the autopsy have finally been released. The report indicated that the cause of Brett Elder’s death was two-fold:

  1. The first part is identified as Alcohol-induced Excited Delirium Syndrome
  2. The second part states The application of an electromuscular disruptive device was a contributory factor.

Alcohol-induced Excited Delirium Syndrome has been ruled the cause of death in other cases involving a Taser. The “electromuscular disruptive device” is of course the Taser. Dr. Kanu Virani’s report concludes that the death of Brett Elder was accidental.

The Bay County Prosecutor’s office has not yet decided if criminal charges will be brought against any of the three police officers involved in the incident.

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3 Responses to “Brett Elder’s Death Ruled Accidental”

  1. tom said

    hahahah no money foryou hu bitches

  2. Bethany said

    It is people like you who give the police the right to be the JUDGE, JURY, & EXECUTIONER. This is not right. Now it is up to us to not let anymore children die. Whatever the police can do to get out of it they will do. No one else should have to feel the pain that I have. We need to Change! It may be your child or friend next, just remember that.

    Rest In Peace Brett,

    Love you forever Dewy,

    Bethany XoXo

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