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My Imput

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Aug 28, 2008
 
Anyone hear about the incident with the Moberly Police Department and a gentleman that died early this morning from being hit by the taser?
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Aug 28, 2008
 
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MOBERLY - Moberly Police tased a 23-year-old man early Thursday morning, who died shortly after.

The person tased by police was Stanley James William Harlan of Moberly.

Police had placed Harlan under arrest for driving while toxicated.

Police say they had to use Taser because Harlan physically resisted the officers.

Police say a short time later Harlan became unresponsive and stopped breathing.

At about 2:10 A.M. on Thursday, Harlan was pronounced dead.

An autopsy has been scheduled for 1:00 P.M. today in Columbia.

The incident is being investigated by the Missouri State Highway Patrol's Division of Drug and Crime Control at the request of Moberly Police Department.
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Columbia, MO

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Aug 28, 2008
 
I have pasted below the text from an email I recieved this morning:

Here is the story I was told by my step sister. It was her baby's dad. Stanley Harlan

He was being pulled over on Williams ST for a possible DWI and it coincidentally was in front of his house. Anyway, he was trying to call his mom to come outside and while he was trying to do this they tased him for resisting arrest. He was very irate/upset so they tased him again and it caused him to go into cardiac arrest. His mom told them to call paramedics but they did not as they told her it was effects of the taser. Any way they tried to revive him and eventually called paramedics and he was pronounced dead at the hospital this morning. This was told to Katlyn by his mom so I assume that it is for the most part true.
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Aug 28, 2008
 
My Imput wrote:
Anyone hear about the incident with the Moberly Police Department and a gentleman that died early this morning from being hit by the taser?
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#5
Aug 28, 2008
 
If this is the same guy, hes a young kid.
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Aug 28, 2008
 
Oops sorry, should have read closer, it states his age

“Just Me!!”

Since: Oct 07

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#7
Aug 28, 2008
 
This should of never happened!! I didnt know the Moberly PD had these! I feel so sorry for the family! Everybody needs to stand up and say, get rid of the Tasers!! TY
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Aug 28, 2008
 
I am not for getting rid of tasers they are needed in some cases but they should of thought about how the Moberly Pd has handled themselves in the past before giving them tasers.

They are saying he resisted arrest which is something you should not do. The problem I have is that I heard on the news the second taser was shot AFTER he was in handcuffs.
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#9
Aug 28, 2008
 
So...the fact he was under the influence of something didn't have anything to do with the cardiac arrest?
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Aug 28, 2008
 
This is terrible. My prayers go out to his family.

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Aug 28, 2008
 
concerned wrote:
I am not for getting rid of tasers they are needed in some cases but they should of thought about how the Moberly Pd has handled themselves in the past before giving them tasers.
They are saying he resisted arrest which is something you should not do. The problem I have is that I heard on the news the second taser was shot AFTER he was in handcuffs.
The way the Moberly PD has handled themselfs in the pass, is why I agaisnt Moberly PD having them. Tasing somebody on the ground when they are down is wrong. When they got the K9, they brought him updown to the Missouri concert. They had the dog on the end of his rope on his hind feet!. I went over to a MSHP and asked him,to tell the PD to put the dog up. The MSHP went over and told him in no certain trems the dog must be put up! After that night the MSHP had my repect! My gf was most impressed by me doing that! The Moberly have more downs, than they do ups. I know several of the Moberly PD. Most of them I know are very good people! TY
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Columbia, MO

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#12
Aug 28, 2008
 
A friend and I happened onto this scene on the way home last night and didn't stick around for all the fireworks, but we saw a woman in a bathrobe outside yelling at the cops, and quite a crowd gathered on both sides of the street; we headed on and heard the ambulance some time after. If he was in front of his house, was it all really necessary? The thing w/tasers is that we should be "happy they have something less deadly than a gun to use...what were they doing before that the tasers replace? The level of force they are used for seems to not be on the level of what would un-holster a gun. Anyone remember the guy on the bridge in Columbia recently?

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#13
Aug 28, 2008
 
Im thinking would you want the Moberly PD to taser your child?? I dont think so!
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#14
Aug 28, 2008
 
I beleive that tasing has caused deaths in the past with other Police agencies. Now there is one in Moberly, MO. I thought these tasers were suppose to be non-lethal or life threatening. I really don't see the need for them. The police did fine before they had these things. You can't control a machine's brain. Sometime they can malfuncution like a computer does. We just don't need them.
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Moberly, MO

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Aug 28, 2008
 
Here is what the probable cause statement says from the Moberly Police Department:

23 year-old Stanley James William Harlan was pronounced dead at 2:10 this morning at Moberly Regional Medical Center. An autopsy has been scheduled for 1:00 this afternoon, in Columbia.
Moberly Police say at around 12:30 this (thurs) morning, Harlan was placed under arrest for driving while intoxicated. When one handcuff was placed on Harlan, he began resisting officers. A taser was deployed, and commands were given to Harlan, who began to comply, but then refused to move his arms from under his body to be handcuffed. A taser was used a second time and Harlan complied and was handcuffed.
A few minutes later, Harlan became unresponsive and police requested emergency medical assistance. Prior to the arrival of ambulance personnel, he quit breathing and officers initiated rescue breathing.
Paramedics arrived at the scene and transported Harlan to MRMC, where he was later pronounced dead.
An investigation is being conducted by the Missouri State Highway Patrol's Division of Drug and Crime Control, at the request of the Moberly Police Department.

What I want to know is why did they taser him a second time, if he was already face down on the ground? Sounds to me like a taser happy officer that didn't want to get his hands dirty by having to pull this Harlan kid's hands out from under his body.
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Aug 28, 2008
 
Isn't it possible that he wasn't resisting after the taser when the officers say that he would not move his arm out from under his body, when a person is tasered it makes them unable to perform normal body movement. It was probably the fact that he was tasered that he couldn't move his arm. The second taser does not sound like it was necessary.
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Aug 28, 2008
 

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i wonder if all thos big bad cops know that thay murderd that kid for no reason. and now for no reason that kid will never get to know his 3 month old son. tha question is will the taser happy cops be tried as murders or just idiots

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Aug 28, 2008
 

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You know I make some haste remarks on here. Several things are certain. No one posting on here really knows for fact what exactly happened. But resisting arrest is a very vague and often over used charge when an officer makes a mistake. That point made about the taser stopping body function is dead on. When you grab an electric fence which is respectivly lower in voltage you muscles lock up on you arm enough that you can't immediatly pull away. There are other questions that should be asked. What was the probable cause to pull this young man over to begin with? Had he complied all the way through up until the taser? Are the officers involved still working or are they on paid leave? How long have the officers involved been empoloyed as Police officers in Moberly. What kind of working records do they have? Where did they work prior and what was the cause to leave and become a Moberly police officer? These are questions I would personally ask. I am glad the MSHP is conducting an investigation.
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Aug 28, 2008
 
Did anyone ever stop to think, he called his mom on his cell right? and it happened in front of their house. she would of been the women in the bathrobe correct? well people imagine what she saw and what she went through. when she is begging them to call for help and they wait then tell her it is the effects from the taser.and her son is laying there lifeless. for what? and how long did Stan lay there before they made that call? or even tryed to help him? when did they realized they made a very bad choice in judgement? were the cops bored? I want to know how long they followed Stan before they stopped him? isn't it the law that they can only follow a person for 3 blocks anything after that is illegal? Iam sure the PD will be trying to cover their butts on this one every article that I have read is different and the 1st one that was printed had some really bad bad mistakes in it. are they going to have everything covered up in the autopsy also? from what I have been reading there were witness to this also including his MOM! All I can say is if u work in a bar and your getting off work watch out!! Iam a mom myself and Iam not sure what I would of done if this would of been my 23 yr old son.. my thoughts and prayers go out to all the Harlan Family..
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A Mom wrote:
Did anyone ever stop to think, he called his mom on his cell right? and it happened in front of their house. she would of been the women in the bathrobe correct? well people imagine what she saw and what she went through. when she is begging them to call for help and they wait then tell her it is the effects from the taser.and her son is laying there lifeless. for what? and how long did Stan lay there before they made that call? or even tryed to help him? when did they realized they made a very bad choice in judgement? were the cops bored? I want to know how long they followed Stan before they stopped him? isn't it the law that they can only follow a person for 3 blocks anything after that is illegal? Iam sure the PD will be trying to cover their butts on this one every article that I have read is different and the 1st one that was printed had some really bad bad mistakes in it. are they going to have everything covered up in the autopsy also? from what I have been reading there were witness to this also including his MOM! All I can say is if u work in a bar and your getting off work watch out!! Iam a mom myself and Iam not sure what I would of done if this would of been my 23 yr old son.. my thoughts and prayers go out to all the Harlan Family..
I wonder the same thing about how long did they follow him? Because in the first report it said he was driving irratically but it did not say anything about him refusing to stop. The point I am making is that this happened right in front of his house and if he was already in front of his house, when was the traffic stop was inciated? There is no way that he could have been driving that fast if he was in front of his house to go home, and wouldn't they have needed to say that he refused to stop for police , there is no way possible that he could have been driving that fast and stopped in front of his house without the allegation of refusing to stop for police and nowhere in that report have I seen that he refused to stop. There are to many holes in the cops stories, but what is new with that and the Moberlys Finest Cover-ups.

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