08 February 2011

another taser death scandal for the alexandria, la. police department

UPDATE: robert ricks photo via kalb.com


looks like mayor roy's lame choice to be chief of the apd is starting to bear fruit.
23 year old robert ricks grandmother, maxine jones, called 911 saturday night because her grandson was having seizures. ems arrived at the house and jones says they refused to take ricks.

officers with apd arrived a few minutes later and took ricks into custody. at some point while in custody, ricks was tased. a fact confirmed by louisiana state police.

according to louisiana state police, ricks collapsed in his cell. he was eventually taken to rapides regional hospital and pronounced dead ~ kalb reporter r.t. morgan.
kalb reported that the louisiana state police is going to investigate the incident involving the alexandria police -- in louisiana, the most corrupt state in the union, that's equivalent to lucky luciano investigating his associate meyer lansky.

UPDATE: gannett/the alexandria daily town talk family upset over death of alexandria man in police custody