Creston Man Dies After Being Released from Police Custody

Aug 26, 2008 Full story: WHO-TV 240

August 26, 2008-- The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation is taking a look at the death of a Creston man, who died after being released from police custody Monday.

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Nothing suprises me

Afton, IA

#1 Aug 26, 2008
Yet even more bad publicity for Creston's "finest." Makes ya wonder what's next doesn't it?
CPD Problem

Des Moines, IA

#2 Aug 26, 2008
Talk about EXTREME FORCE!!!!!
Self Destruction

United States

#3 Aug 26, 2008
Nothing suprises me wrote:
Yet even more bad publicity for Creston's "finest." Makes ya wonder what's next doesn't it?
Why would you need to taser a man of 59, maybe he was sick , maybe he has alzimers, maybe the CPC used to much force, does not look good, and the DCI is investigating, Creston is headed down a path of self...destruction...does anyone know who the officers were and does the victim have family? Only a couple of months ago the DCI were investigating the officers for rape.........
I heard

United States

#4 Aug 26, 2008
I heard that the man had a seizure at Fareway and that is why 911 was called in the first place. If it is true don't you think they should have taken him to the hospital not the police station?!?
CRAZY

Valencia, CA

#5 Aug 26, 2008
CNA you suck! Seriously! Jesus, people saw the body laying on the freaking sidewalk lastnight..nothing all morning?? What the hell is that? Get off your asses or go get a different job!
CRAZY

Valencia, CA

#6 Aug 26, 2008
JC and JS love this as they are hoping this will get them off the hook..don't let it happen that way either. This whole thing is NUTS!!

He supposed did have a seisure at Fareway and 911 was called...UH medical attention maybe. It is normal for someone to come out of a seizure combative. TASER??? What the? Are you kidding me? Who trained these dopes? Opie and Kojak?
Incredible! Rape and now excessive force ending up in death! God help our town!
Seizure

United States

#7 Aug 26, 2008
I heard wrote:
I heard that the man had a seizure at Fareway and that is why 911 was called in the first place. If it is true don't you think they should have taken him to the hospital not the police station?!?
No, 911 was not called to Fareway, did hear that the man was having a seizure,laying in the entry way and was tasered while he was still laying down...... and 3 officers picked him up and put him in the police car.....
Woman Power

United States

#8 Aug 26, 2008
Rape charges, now a death, what is next? This isn't LA. Our cops do not need tazers! They have night sticks, guns, and pepper spray, isn't that enough? How in the H#@@ does someone have a siezure end up being tazored and thrown in jail then let out. THESE ROBO J-A$$ COPS BETTER BE PUT ON ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE. Where was Rick Piel when this man obviously could have used a ride to the hospital? This CPD and Sheriffs Dept is a disgrace and a black eye on this town. It is time to clean house!!!!!!!!
Woman Power

United States

#9 Aug 26, 2008
My heart goes out to this man's family. What an aweful way to die.
Citizens

United States

#10 Aug 26, 2008
It's time for Creston citizens to start patrolling our streets. It couldn't possibly be worse than now. This town is the laughing stock of Iowa.
CRAZY

Valencia, CA

#11 Aug 26, 2008
Hey Anybody, find it odd that there is now a park bench place where the body lied yesterday evening outside the sheriffs dept?? HHHHHMMMMM I do!!

Maybe the sheriff gave the bench a ride!
who

Valencia, CA

#12 Aug 26, 2008
Who was the cops???????
Woman Power

United States

#13 Aug 26, 2008
who wrote:
Who was the cops???????
At this point they all need to be fired!
who

Valencia, CA

#14 Aug 26, 2008
We are definately going to get sued over this one!! How could this happen to a 59 year old mad. Apparently having a seizure????????
Citizens

United States

#15 Aug 26, 2008
I wonder if Mrs. Finley will have some wise words of wisdom in her opinion page on this death? Innocent until proven guilty? There is a 59 year old man who died, not in his home, but on the lawn of our lovely courthouse and law enforcement center. Isn't that suppose to be the safest place in town?
Creston

United States

#16 Aug 26, 2008
I heard wrote:
I heard that the man had a seizure at Fareway and that is why 911 was called in the first place. If it is true don't you think they should have taken him to the hospital not the police station?!?
Not in our town. Your tazered, cuffed, stuffed, and left to die!!!!
Creston

United States

#17 Aug 26, 2008
CRAZY wrote:
JC and JS love this as they are hoping this will get them off the hook..don't let it happen that way either. This whole thing is NUTS!!
He supposed did have a seisure at Fareway and 911 was called...UH medical attention maybe. It is normal for someone to come out of a seizure combative. TASER??? What the? Are you kidding me? Who trained these dopes? Opie and Kojak?
Incredible! Rape and now excessive force ending up in death! God help our town!
Amen to that, god help our town and the black cloud that has decended upon us.
crazy

Valencia, CA

#18 Aug 26, 2008
Creston wrote:
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Not in our town. Your tazered, cuffed, stuffed, and left to die!!!!
Unless your a cop accused of RAPE...In that case, it is a first class ride with our sheriff.
I wonder if he bought him flowers!
Stunned

Clarinda, IA

#19 Aug 26, 2008
who were the arresting officers and which one used the taser. Poor decision.
Citizens

United States

#20 Aug 26, 2008
Creston, what a great place to live, work, and raise a family.

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