A shocking incident occurred in the city of St. Louis, where a man was repeatedly shocked with a Taser and ultimately killed. The man was identified as 27-year-old Tremayne Randolph, cousin of Patrisse Cullors, co-founder of the Black Lives Matter movement.
The incident occurred when the police responded to a domestic disturbance call at Randolph’s apartment. According to the police report, Randolph was behaving erratically and refused to comply with the officers’ commands. The officers used a Taser on him multiple times in an attempt to subdue him.
However, the use of force proved fatal for Randolph, who was pronounced dead at the scene. The St. Louis Police Department released a statement saying that the cause of death was cardiac arrest.
The incident has sparked outrage among the community, with many calling for an investigation into the police department’s use of force. Patrisse Cullors released a statement condemning the use of Tasers, saying that they often prove to be deadly weapons.
Cullors also called for a reform in police policies, saying that incidents like this highlight the urgent need for systemic change. She urged the authorities to hold the officers accountable and to take steps to ensure that such incidents do not happen in the future.
The St. Louis Police Department has stated that they are conducting an internal investigation into the incident, and the officers involved have been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.