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The use of a stun gun on a person who is in danger of falling is not allowed to be used in Phoenix, Arizona. But that didn’t stop officers from extricating a man from his roof by giving him a thorough tasering, followed by a choke drag face-down in order to “rescue him.” The father of the victim was a former detective who believes the police went too far.
44-year-old Michael Angel wasn’t violent when he got up on the roof. Phoenix police arrived and initially tried to get him down, but then they suddenly rushed him and began tasering him. Angel jumped off the roof where police began dragging him face first down the stairs. Neighbors could hear the “plop, plop, plop” of his head as it rolled down the stairs face-first.
Angel’s father claims that he had some drug problems but was not a violent man. The deceased leaves behind two children.