Thomas Tipton (3168)



4/5/2006: After an evening when the 270-lb Tipton ran up an $800 bar tab and was discovered disoriented and drunk hiding in the roots of a banyan tree, he became enraged when officers tried to bring him in. He was cuffed, tasered, and restrained in a face-down position. When he stopped breathing, rescue workers' attempt at reviving him failed because of a dead battery. http://www.tampabay.com/news/publicsafety/widow-sues-over-clearwater-polices-fatal-restraint/443732

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