Report Says Drugs, Not Taser, Killed Knoxville Man

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The prosecutor in Knoxville has cleared two city police officers of any wrongdoing in the death of a man they used a Taser on.

District Attorney General Randy Nichols' decision not to prosecute came after a medical examiner determined Kevin DeWayne Hill died of cocaine-induced delirium in the encounter five months ago.

Hill's death has been ruled accidental.

Brenda Hill says police used the stun device on her 39-year-old son three times and says police should be better trained to take down a delirious person.

Police say Kevin Hill fought Sergeant Chris Bell and Officer Gerald George on May 22nd in a city intersection.


Information from: The Knoxville News Sentinel,

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