Hennepin County Sheriff Investigates Taser Related Death
BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. (AP) - The Hennepin County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of a 57-year-old man after a Brooklyn Center police officer used a Taser on him.
According to the Brooklyn Center Police Department, officers responded at about 9:00 p.m. January 16th after multiple calls about a group fighting in a parking lot, possibly with weapons.
Police say officers saw several people in front of a business including 57-year-old Sinthanouxay Khottavongsa, who they say was "holding a crowbar in a threatening manner."
Police say he refused to drop it and an officer used a Taser on him, causing him to fall to the ground and hit his head.
He died of a blunt force head injury two days later.
A Hennepin County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman couldn't comment, citing an active investigation.