Maryland man dies after police used a Taser on him
A 20-year-old Maryland man died early Sunday after police used a Taser on him to try and break up a fight in Frederick, MD.
According to the Associated Press, a group of four people were fighting when police arrived at the scene, and the man fell to the ground unconscious after being shocked by the Taser, said a police spokesperson.
According to CNN, the man was pronounced dead after being taken to Frederick Memorial Hospital.
The officer involved has been placed on administrative leave with pay pending an investigation into the incident, according to the Associated Press.
According to CNN, Amnesty International reported that more than 150 have died after having a Taser used on them since June 2001.