TASER INCIDENT: Man Tased By Police Dies

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An Arizona man has died after a violent confrontation with Coralville police.

Officials say Thomas Martinez went into a Coralville business Monday and began acting violently. Police noticed Martinez was sweating and having mini seizures.

When an ambulance arrived, Martinez became more violent — flailing at officers. Police tased Martinez twice to subdue him.

He was taken to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and died the next day.

Authorities believe Martinez consumed multiple drugs before the incident. An autopsy is being performed.


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