A man died that Oregon prosecutors said stopped breathing after officers used a stun gun.
Washington County District Attorney’s Office said James Marshall, 44, died in hospital two days after he was shot by Forest Grove Police. The Oregonian newspaper reported that investigators have yet to reveal the cause of Marshall’s death.
Prosecutors said law enforcement found Marshall after midnight earlier this month waving the flagpole and causing unrest. Police said Marshall was verbally aggressive and made aggressive moves with a 10-foot-high pole. Police said Marshall tried to smash church windows and punched an officer in the face.
Prosecutors said law enforcement brought Marshall to Earth and ran into difficulties with him as they tried to restrain him. Police said Marshall tried to grab an officer’s stun gun and accidentally shoot it in the arm. Prosecutors said an officer later used a stun gun on Marshall’s back.
Police said that four officers have been granted leave of absence as a result of the accident.
“The preliminary analysis of the camera worn on the body shows that the police officers did not violate any laws, did not act in an offensive manner and did nothing that would directly explain Mr. Kenny’s medical crisis,” the Prosecutor’s Office said in a press release. .