Creston Man Dies After Being Released...

Creston Man Dies After Being Released from Police Custody

There are 240 comments on the WHO-TV story from Aug 26, 2008, titled Creston Man Dies After Being Released from Police Custody. In it, WHO-TV reports that:

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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Creston

United States

#21 Aug 26, 2008
Stunned wrote:
who were the arresting officers and which one used the taser. Poor decision.
That hasn't been released yet. But they better be on admistrative leave until the DCI is done with the investigation.
Shocked

Sidney, IA

#22 Aug 26, 2008
Aren't a few of the officers EMS trained? I am shocked and stunned to hear this. What a jolt ot Creston PD. God Bless this man.
NOT SAFE

United States

#23 Aug 26, 2008
Stunned wrote:
who were the arresting officers and which one used the taser. Poor decision.
Have not been able to get that information, poor decision..to say the least. Can not believe this town, is anyone safe???????
Creston Pd smells

United States

#24 Aug 26, 2008
Shocked wrote:
Aren't a few of the officers EMS trained? I am shocked and stunned to hear this. What a jolt ot Creston PD. God Bless this man.
I would think they all would have to be EMS trained, since they deal with car wrecks and speeding all the time, but who knows in this small town it may not be a requirement.
crazy

Valencia, CA

#25 Aug 26, 2008
Stunned wrote:
who were the arresting officers and which one used the taser. Poor decision.
Don't know! Trying to find out!
eye witness

United States

#26 Aug 26, 2008
I was personally at the law center when this man was released. I was there on other business. I was outside using my phone, when two officers walked this man outside. He was walking on his own and was aware where he was. The officers told him to make sure he took his seizure medications, and saw his doctor for follow up care. He answered on his own that he would.
I then personally watched him walk up to the bench on his own, not stumbling, under his own care. He sat down and his bike was behind the bench. The bench was already there last night.
He sat on the bench for several minutes as I was still on my phone. I went back inside the law center at that time. It wasn't even 3 minutes later when a woman that works at the courthouse came in and said he was laying on the ground.
I went outside and walked up to the bench where the man was setting. He was on the ground face down. There was a woman who had checked his pulse and for a heartrate. There was neither. He was blue from his head to his stomach. He was not alive. I stood there waiting for the ambulance. They were there within minutes. It was too late to revive him.
And there was a 911 call from Fareway before this regarding this man. I also witnessed the paramedics leaving the law center the first time, stating he was ok and was checked out at the law center.
The straight facts are that he did have a seizure at Fareway and needed medical attention and refused. After he left the law center is when he had the other seizure that he died from. He was walking and talking on his own when he left the law center. I saw this.. No cop was around him outside when he had the seizure. They wouldnt have know he had another if it wasn't for the other woman who was driving by and stopped to assist him. The body was only outside for about 10 minutes before the coroner came.
The autospy will state what this man died from. It was not from being tased. It was from a seizure. I personally did not witness what took place at Fareway but did at the law center when he was released. He was walking and talking as well as I was.
crazy

Valencia, CA

#27 Aug 26, 2008
Creston Pd smells wrote:
<quoted text>
I would think they all would have to be EMS trained, since they deal with car wrecks and speeding all the time, but who knows in this small town it may not be a requirement.
Ok now I am laughing..I wonder what if any requirements any of them need or do have???
Interesting

United States

#28 Aug 26, 2008
Horseback patrol from Murray Iowa wrote

"Maybe all law inforcement in Creston should be put on horseback, all weapons taken away, so all you citizens can get away fast, but then they would probably run someone over with the horse..your town is not in a good place right now and has not been in a long......This is just sad, sick, and not good wise judgement, but of course from all the posting on other sights , sound judgement is not one of the Crestons Police Departments strong traits...as seen by the two charged with rape, wonder, what story the officers involved in this death, will have, and if there will be a cover up, but they do have witnesses to this one. Looks like Creston may lose some more cops for bad judgement..and rightfully so. They need horses and no weapons...the Citizens need to arm themselves against the CPD, get yourself some mace and a taser, you may need it!!!!!!!!!! "
Shocked

Sidney, IA

#29 Aug 26, 2008
"TO PROTECT AND SERVE" Isn't this the oath each officer abides by? Who was protecting this man from injury and please tell me how these officers were serving this man's best intrest. I think someone got an itchy trigger finger and they regret it now. I would hate to be on the force now with the public scrutinizing the force even more. To the man who died, RIP.
Interesting

United States

#30 Aug 26, 2008
eye witness wrote:
I was personally at the law center when this man was released. I was there on other business. I was outside using my phone, when two officers walked this man outside. He was walking on his own and was aware where he was. The officers told him to make sure he took his seizure medications, and saw his doctor for follow up care. He answered on his own that he would.
I then personally watched him walk up to the bench on his own, not stumbling, under his own care. He sat down and his bike was behind the bench. The bench was already there last night.
He sat on the bench for several minutes as I was still on my phone. I went back inside the law center at that time. It wasn't even 3 minutes later when a woman that works at the courthouse came in and said he was laying on the ground.
I went outside and walked up to the bench where the man was setting. He was on the ground face down. There was a woman who had checked his pulse and for a heartrate. There was neither. He was blue from his head to his stomach. He was not alive. I stood there waiting for the ambulance. They were there within minutes. It was too late to revive him.
And there was a 911 call from Fareway before this regarding this man. I also witnessed the paramedics leaving the law center the first time, stating he was ok and was checked out at the law center.
The straight facts are that he did have a seizure at Fareway and needed medical attention and refused. After he left the law center is when he had the other seizure that he died from. He was walking and talking on his own when he left the law center. I saw this.. No cop was around him outside when he had the seizure. They wouldnt have know he had another if it wasn't for the other woman who was driving by and stopped to assist him. The body was only outside for about 10 minutes before the coroner came.
The autospy will state what this man died from. It was not from being tased. It was from a seizure. I personally did not witness what took place at Fareway but did at the law center when he was released. He was walking and talking as well as I was.
Was he tazered at fareway, if so this may have contributed to his death, and that is concern for anyone! He should have not been released, even if he said he was ok. Seizures are serious, he could have been disoriented.
Shocked

Sidney, IA

#31 Aug 26, 2008
eye witness wrote:
I was personally at the law center when this man was released. I was there on other business. I was outside using my phone, when two officers walked this man outside. He was walking on his own and was aware where he was. The officers told him to make sure he took his seizure medications, and saw his doctor for follow up care. He answered on his own that he would.
I then personally watched him walk up to the bench on his own, not stumbling, under his own care. He sat down and his bike was behind the bench. The bench was already there last night.
He sat on the bench for several minutes as I was still on my phone. I went back inside the law center at that time. It wasn't even 3 minutes later when a woman that works at the courthouse came in and said he was laying on the ground.
I went outside and walked up to the bench where the man was setting. He was on the ground face down. There was a woman who had checked his pulse and for a heartrate. There was neither. He was blue from his head to his stomach. He was not alive. I stood there waiting for the ambulance. They were there within minutes. It was too late to revive him.
And there was a 911 call from Fareway before this regarding this man. I also witnessed the paramedics leaving the law center the first time, stating he was ok and was checked out at the law center.
The straight facts are that he did have a seizure at Fareway and needed medical attention and refused. After he left the law center is when he had the other seizure that he died from. He was walking and talking on his own when he left the law center. I saw this.. No cop was around him outside when he had the seizure. They wouldnt have know he had another if it wasn't for the other woman who was driving by and stopped to assist him. The body was only outside for about 10 minutes before the coroner came.
The autospy will state what this man died from. It was not from being tased. It was from a seizure. I personally did not witness what took place at Fareway but did at the law center when he was released. He was walking and talking as well as I was.
So where did you or the persons who "cleared" him of good health go to medical school. i was always trained to cover your a$$ and when it doubt error on the side of safety. Was this man competent to sign a release after being tazed or having a seixure or both? I know there are the frequen fliers, but you can never let your guard down and treat each person how you would want to be treated. This is a black eye for the PD, SO, and EMS.
Citizens

United States

#32 Aug 26, 2008
eye witness wrote:
I was personally at the law center when this man was released. I was there on other business. I was outside using my phone, when two officers walked this man outside. He was walking on his own and was aware where he was. The officers told him to make sure he took his seizure medications, and saw his doctor for follow up care. He answered on his own that he would.
I then personally watched him walk up to the bench on his own, not stumbling, under his own care. He sat down and his bike was behind the bench. The bench was already there last night.
He sat on the bench for several minutes as I was still on my phone. I went back inside the law center at that time. It wasn't even 3 minutes later when a woman that works at the courthouse came in and said he was laying on the ground.
I went outside and walked up to the bench where the man was setting. He was on the ground face down. There was a woman who had checked his pulse and for a heartrate. There was neither. He was blue from his head to his stomach. He was not alive. I stood there waiting for the ambulance. They were there within minutes. It was too late to revive him.
And there was a 911 call from Fareway before this regarding this man. I also witnessed the paramedics leaving the law center the first time, stating he was ok and was checked out at the law center.
The straight facts are that he did have a seizure at Fareway and needed medical attention and refused. After he left the law center is when he had the other seizure that he died from. He was walking and talking on his own when he left the law center. I saw this.. No cop was around him outside when he had the seizure. They wouldnt have know he had another if it wasn't for the other woman who was driving by and stopped to assist him. The body was only outside for about 10 minutes before the coroner came.
The autospy will state what this man died from. It was not from being tased. It was from a seizure. I personally did not witness what took place at Fareway but did at the law center when he was released. He was walking and talking as well as I was.
A tazer could have contributed to his death!
crazy

Valencia, CA

#33 Aug 26, 2008
eye witness wrote:
I was personally at the law center when this man was released. I was there on other business. I was outside using my phone, when two officers walked this man outside. He was walking on his own and was aware where he was. The officers told him to make sure he took his seizure medications, and saw his doctor for follow up care. He answered on his own that he would.
I then personally watched him walk up to the bench on his own, not stumbling, under his own care. He sat down and his bike was behind the bench. The bench was already there last night.
He sat on the bench for several minutes as I was still on my phone. I went back inside the law center at that time. It wasn't even 3 minutes later when a woman that works at the courthouse came in and said he was laying on the ground.
I went outside and walked up to the bench where the man was setting. He was on the ground face down. There was a woman who had checked his pulse and for a heartrate. There was neither. He was blue from his head to his stomach. He was not alive. I stood there waiting for the ambulance. They were there within minutes. It was too late to revive him.
And there was a 911 call from Fareway before this regarding this man. I also witnessed the paramedics leaving the law center the first time, stating he was ok and was checked out at the law center.
The straight facts are that he did have a seizure at Fareway and needed medical attention and refused. After he left the law center is when he had the other seizure that he died from. He was walking and talking on his own when he left the law center. I saw this.. No cop was around him outside when he had the seizure. They wouldnt have know he had another if it wasn't for the other woman who was driving by and stopped to assist him. The body was only outside for about 10 minutes before the coroner came.
The autospy will state what this man died from. It was not from being tased. It was from a seizure. I personally did not witness what took place at Fareway but did at the law center when he was released. He was walking and talking as well as I was.
ok..but then why would the DCI come here?
Did not know that the bench was there last night. Glad you have clarified some of this.
Citizens

United States

#34 Aug 26, 2008
Shocked wrote:
<quoted text>So where did you or the persons who "cleared" him of good health go to medical school. i was always trained to cover your a$$ and when it doubt error on the side of safety. Was this man competent to sign a release after being tazed or having a seixure or both? I know there are the frequen fliers, but you can never let your guard down and treat each person how you would want to be treated. This is a black eye for the PD, SO, and EMS.
Thank you for speaking up, there is no excuse here period. This man died due to incompetent people. Wow, I can't believe the level of stupidity in this town.
Interesting

United States

#35 Aug 26, 2008
eye witness wrote:
I was personally at the law center when this man was released. I was there on other business. I was outside using my phone, when two officers walked this man outside. He was walking on his own and was aware where he was. The officers told him to make sure he took his seizure medications, and saw his doctor for follow up care. He answered on his own that he would.
I then personally watched him walk up to the bench on his own, not stumbling, under his own care. He sat down and his bike was behind the bench. The bench was already there last night.
He sat on the bench for several minutes as I was still on my phone. I went back inside the law center at that time. It wasn't even 3 minutes later when a woman that works at the courthouse came in and said he was laying on the ground.
I went outside and walked up to the bench where the man was setting. He was on the ground face down. There was a woman who had checked his pulse and for a heartrate. There was neither. He was blue from his head to his stomach. He was not alive. I stood there waiting for the ambulance. They were there within minutes. It was too late to revive him.
And there was a 911 call from Fareway before this regarding this man. I also witnessed the paramedics leaving the law center the first time, stating he was ok and was checked out at the law center.
The straight facts are that he did have a seizure at Fareway and needed medical attention and refused. After he left the law center is when he had the other seizure that he died from. He was walking and talking on his own when he left the law center. I saw this.. No cop was around him outside when he had the seizure. They wouldnt have know he had another if it wasn't for the other woman who was driving by and stopped to assist him. The body was only outside for about 10 minutes before the coroner came.
The autospy will state what this man died from. It was not from being tased. It was from a seizure. I personally did not witness what took place at Fareway but did at the law center when he was released. He was walking and talking as well as I was.
Apparently neglegance wasn't something you witnessed, although you sure saw alot.
Imperative

United States

#36 Aug 26, 2008
eye witness wrote:
I was personally at the law center when this man was released. I was there on other business. I was outside using my phone, when two officers walked this man outside. He was walking on his own and was aware where he was. The officers told him to make sure he took his seizure medications, and saw his doctor for follow up care. He answered on his own that he would.
I then personally watched him walk up to the bench on his own, not stumbling, under his own care. He sat down and his bike was behind the bench. The bench was already there last night.
He sat on the bench for several minutes as I was still on my phone. I went back inside the law center at that time. It wasn't even 3 minutes later when a woman that works at the courthouse came in and said he was laying on the ground.
I went outside and walked up to the bench where the man was setting. He was on the ground face down. There was a woman who had checked his pulse and for a heartrate. There was neither. He was blue from his head to his stomach. He was not alive. I stood there waiting for the ambulance. They were there within minutes. It was too late to revive him.
And there was a 911 call from Fareway before this regarding this man. I also witnessed the paramedics leaving the law center the first time, stating he was ok and was checked out at the law center.
The straight facts are that he did have a seizure at Fareway and needed medical attention and refused. After he left the law center is when he had the other seizure that he died from. He was walking and talking on his own when he left the law center. I saw this.. No cop was around him outside when he had the seizure. They wouldnt have know he had another if it wasn't for the other woman who was driving by and stopped to assist him. The body was only outside for about 10 minutes before the coroner came.
The autospy will state what this man died from. It was not from being tased. It was from a seizure. I personally did not witness what took place at Fareway but did at the law center when he was released. He was walking and talking as well as I was.
WHY WAS HE TASERED in the first place, a 59 year old man, why was he tasered????? Is the taser some play toy for the Creston PD ???? WHY WAS THIS MAN TASERED????? You have a death, are you not concerned about that ???? WHY WAS HE TASERED ????? SOMEONE better explain that to the citizens of Creston as we have had enough and demand better judgement from those who are suppose to protect and serve us..WHY WAS THIS MAN TASERED ????? You are not concerned that the taser did not bring on his death....you may want to rethink that!!!!!!!!!! Tasering a sick man, WHY? WHY would a police officer do that, I can find no reasonable explanation for that, none, it is imperative that officers of the law use good sound judgement.. at all times..IT IS IMPERATIVE..........
Interesting

United States

#37 Aug 26, 2008
Adkisson had been arrested earlier that day, around 5:10 p.m., after a disturbance at the Fareway store in Creston. Force was needed to take Adkisson into custody and a Taser was used in the process. Adkisson was arrested for disorderly conduct and taken to the Union County Law Enforcement Center, where he was released around 6:45 p.m.
Really

United States

#38 Aug 26, 2008
First off, who was there, and who saw what happened? So far I see one person on here that actually seen anything. The officers did what they had to do in this situation. It is sad that the man later died, and I feel deeply sorry for his family, but it was not the officers fault. This man was asked quietly to leave the store after he refused medical treatment, once in the lobby, the man took out 6 police officers, putting most of them to the ground. Maybe the guy was still disoriented from his seizure, maybe he wasn't thinking clearly, but what would you do in this situation if you were an officer? Would you just let him keep punching and kicking at all the officers, or would you try to defuse the situation? Ok, maybe the tazer wasn't the answer, but who are you people to say there was a better option? Once again, were any of you there? The officers were only trying to calm the situation before it got worse. The tazer did not kill the man. The fact is this man was on medication and was not taking it, which caused him to have seizures which ultimately took his life. I feel sorry for the honest officers that are left in this town trying to do a job only to be judged by people who know nothing about what happened. This town does need some cleaning up, but it starts with people keeping there mouths shut when they don't have a clue of what they are saying. Don't even ask for another response from this poster, because I have better things to do....
Shocked

Sidney, IA

#39 Aug 26, 2008
The Creston PD should have been backing up the Afton PD. I heard an officer was assaulted over there, yet he didn't use a tazer.
Citizens

United States

#40 Aug 26, 2008
Why would a cop need to tazer a 59 year old man in a grocery store? Tazers are very dangerous and should only be used as a last resort, this is so horrifying. How could this happen, and now we have some yahoo on here blabbing about being an eyewitness to the law enforcement center accounts. Yeah, you are prbably ONE OF THEM.

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