FT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – The Broward Medical Examiner’s Office has completed toxicology tests on Calvon Reid, the man who died after being stunned by a Taser while in police custody.
The ME’s said the Reid’s autopsy should be complete in a next few days, but the results will not be made public because they part of an ongoing investigation.
CBS4’s Jim DeFede’s report about Reid’s death last February.
Coconut Police said officers were forced to use Tasers on Reid, who was unarmed, after he refused to obey their orders.
Weeks after questions were raised in Reid’s death the police chief, Michael Mann, resigned and three officers involved in Reid’s arrest were removed from road patrol.
On February 22nd, at 1 a.m., paramedics were called to the Wynmoor Condos and found Reid in the parking lot.
“Mr. Reid continued to escalate his violent behavior to the extent that Taser use became necessary for the officers’ safety as well as for Mr. Reid’s own safety,” said Mann when asked about the incident.
Mann wouldn’t say how many times Reid was shocked by Tasers. Reid was taken to an area hospital where he died two days later.