JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a Florida inmate injured after a fight with officers who used a stun gun has died.
The Florida Times-Union (http://bit.ly/1ms5gvD ) reports 44-year-old Paul Testa was taken off of life support on Tuesday.
Testa was arrested after a neighbor complained he was in the backyard fighting with a dog. The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office says Testa was combative and that officers used a stun gun to restrain him.
Authorities say Testa became angry again later after a judge committed him to a mental hospital. Officers restrained Testa again using a stun gun, and he was sent to a hospital in critical condition.
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Sheriff’s officials are investigating whether excessive force was used.
Testa’s attorney Eugene Nichols is asking for a state investigation into Testa’s death.
Information from: The (Jacksonville) Florida Times-Union, http://www.jacksonville.com