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St. Louis Park nursing home patient, 76, dies after police use Taser on him

There are 3 comments on the Star Tribune story from Aug 22, 2013, titled St. Louis Park nursing home patient, 76, dies after police use Taser on him. In it, Star Tribune reports that:

The death of a 76-year-old man has been attributed to serious injuries he suffered two weeks earlier when he was subdued by a police Taser at a St. Louis Park nursing home.

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Truly Sad

Saint Paul, MN

#1 Aug 22, 2013
There are many reports that if you have a loved one in a nursing home, check in everyday and maybe several times a day to witness the care. Has anyone given thought to a possibility of staff abuse and that is why he went off. It does happen but is usually covered up. HHS should be making visits everyday and checking with every employee. Some won't say a word, but there may be one ethical person who is not afraid to speak up. I knew one, and commend that employee for her honesty and bravery.
John Lee Anonymous

Minneapolis, MN

#2 Aug 22, 2013
People with Alzheimer's often get violent, that might have been the problem as well. But shouldn't knives be kept away from the patients?
That is So Right

Saint Paul, MN

#3 Aug 22, 2013
And it is ultimately the responsibility of the home staff, to make sure those patients do not have access to knives.

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