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TASER VICTIMS IN CALIFORNIA

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In Memory of the 171 California Taser Victims,
dead at the hands of poorly trained law enforcement officers;
killed by the very same
“LESS LETHAL WEAPONS”
Police Chief Greg Suhr
is determined to deploy in San Francisco

1983

Aug. 10, Vincent Alvarez, 27, Los Angeles

1984

Jan. 22, Raul Guevara, Jr. 30, Los Angeles

1985

Apr. 11, Cornelius Garland Smith, 35, Los Angeles
Aug. 29, Lannie Stanley McCoy, 35, Los Angeles,
Dec. 27, Joseph Rodriguez, 24, Santa Clara

1986

May 9, Anthony Manwell Williams III, 35, Pomona
May 18, Robert Zapata, 37, Los Angeles,
Jun. 2, Robert Herbert Bobier,31, Los Angeles
Oct. 7, Yale Larry Wilson, 25, Vacaville

1987

Jul. 22, Miguel Contreras, 27, Los Angeles
Nov. 2, Mario Antonio Gastelum, 24, San Diego
Dec. 4, Stewart Alan Vigil, 29, Los Angeles

1987

Jul. 22, Miguel Contreras, 27, Los Angeles
Nov. 2, Mario Antonio Gastelum, 24, San Diego
Dec. 4, Stewart Alan Vigil, 29, Los Angeles

1988

Jan.13, William McCall, 39, Los Angeles
Sept.10, Edward Breen, 38, Bell-Cudahy
Sept.10, Charles Eugene Miles, 37, Los Angeles

1989

Feb.14, Jose Torres, 31, Los Angeles
May 15, Jorge Hernandez, 28, Los Angeles
May 24, Jeffrey Michel Leonti, 37, Santa Clara

1990

Feb.13, Duane J. Johnson, 24, Ventura
Aug. 13, Glen Gonzalez, 26, Los Angeles

1991

Apr. 21, Douglas L. Danville, 47, Los Angeles
Jul. 1, Douglas Charles, 24, Los Angeles
Nov. 2, Max Leyza Garcia, 40, Fullerton
Dec. 9, Donnie Ray Ward, 38, Deuel

1992

Jul.18, James Ricard, 32, Los Angeles
Sept.14, David Martinez, 27, Los Angeles

1993

Mar. 8, Michael James Bryant, 37, Los Angeles

1994

Jan. 6, Daniel Scott Gizowski, 25, Los Angeles
Mar. 18, Ephraim Lewis, 26, Los Angeles
Apr. 16, Richard Wayne Harris, 32, Los Angeles

1995

Aug. 18, Bruce Klobuchar, 25, Los Angeles

1996

Jan. 5, Byron Williams, 36, Los Angeles
Jun.8, James Quentin Parkinson, 25, Fairfield
Jul. 20, Kimberly Lashon Watkins-Oliver, 38, Los Angeles
Dec. 27, Andrew Hunt Jr. , 38. Pomona

1997

Jul. 6, Garner Roosevelt Hicks Jr., 25, Santa Ana

1998

Mar. 10, Mark Andrew Brown, 43, Los Angeles
Sept. 28, David Torres Flores, 37, Fairfield County

1999:

No Statistics Available for 1999

2000

May 14, Enrique Juarez Ochoa, 34, Bakersfield

2001

none reported in California

2002

Jun. 10, Eddie Alvarado, 32, Los Angeles
Jun. 27, Fermin Rincon, 24, Fontana
Jul. 19, Johnny Lozoya, 24, Gardena

 

2003
May 10, Joshua Hollander, 22, Normal Heights
Aug. 17, Gordon Rauch, 39, Citrus Heights
Oct. 7, Roman Pierson, 40, Brea

2004

Apr. 1, Phillip LeBlanc, 36, Los Angeles
Aug. 20, Michael Sanders, 40, Fresno
Aug. 29, Michael Rosa, 38, Del Rey Oaks
Sept. 15, Andrew Washington, 21, Vallejo
Nov. 7, Keith Raymond Drum, Clearlake
Nov. 8, Ricardo Zaragoza, 40, Elk Grove
Nov. 15, Jesse Robert Tapia, 37, Pomona
Dec. 22, Jeanne Hamilton, 46, Palmdale
Dec. 23, Ronnie Pino, 31, Sacramento

 

2005

Jan. 2, Gregory Saulsbury, 30, Pacifica,
Jan. 10, Jerry Moreno, 33, Los Angeles
Feb.12, Robert Camba, 45, San Diego
Feb. 20, Robert Heston, 40, Salinas
Mar. 6, David Levi Evans Jr.,45, Los Angeles
Apr.3, James Wathan Jr., 32, Delhi
May 17, Leroy Pierson, 55, Rancho Cucamonga
May 23, Richard Alverado, 38, Tustin
Jun. 2, Nazario J. Solorio, 38, Escondido
Jun. 4, Ravan Conston, 33, Sacramento
Jul. 2, Tommy V. Gutierrez, 38, Sacramento County
Jul. 8, Raul Jimenez Buenrostro, 29, Fontana
Jul. 16, Carlos Casillas Fernandez, 31, Santa Rosa
Jul. 25, Elisio Maldanado, 33, Los Angeles
Aug.1, Brian Patrick O’Neal, San Jose
Aug.3, Eric Mahoney, 33, Fremont,
Aug. 4, Dwayne Zachary, 44, Sacramento
Sept. 18, David Anthony Cross, 44, Santa Cruz
Sept. 22, Timothy Michael Torres, 24, Sacramento
Oct. 20, Jose Perez, 33, San Leandro
Nov.17, :Jose Angel Rios, 38, San Jose
Dec.3, Michael Tolosko, 31, Sonoma

2006
Jan. 5, Matthew Dunlevy, 25, Laguna Beach
Jan.25, Jorge Luis Trujillo, San Jose,
Jan,31, 2006: Jaime Coronel, Castroville
Mar. 18,  Cedric Davis, 26, Merced County
May 25,  Brian Davis, 43, Los Angeles
Jun. 10,  Vicki Avila, 31, Orange County
Jun. 24,  John Martinez, San Jose
Jul. 6: Ramiro Garcia, 39, Patterson
Aug.2, 2006: Anthony Jones, 39, Merced,
Aug. 8, James Nunez, 27, Santa Ana
Sept 24,  Jesus Mejia, 33, Los Angeles
Nov. 10,  Weizhong Wang, Los Angeles County
Dec. 30,  Daniel Walter Quick, 43, Magalia

2007
Jan.12, 2007: Pedro Carlos Madrid, 44, Fresno
Jan. 29, 2007: Michael Keohan, 45, Huntingdon Park
Feb. 21, 2007: Martin Mendoza, 43, Oceanside
Mar. 17,  David Mendoza, 25, West Covina
Apr.11,  Roberto Perez, 25, Indio
Apr. 24, Walter Heller, 55, Santa Rosa
May 23, Raymundo Guerrerro Garcia, 33, Simi Valley
May 24,  Cecil Wayne Valenzuela, 39, Bakersfield
May 25, Steve Salinas, 47, San Jose
Jun. 10,  Israel Guerrero, 29, San Benito County
Jul. 2, 2007: Richard Baisner, 36, Pasadena
Aug. 15, James Wells, 43, Waterford
Sept. 3,  Charles Gordon, 26, Vallejo
Oct. 12,  Michael Patrick Lass, 28, Orange County
Oct.28,  Randall Mark Blalock, 48, Kern County
Nov.30, Cesar Silva, 32, Los Angeles

2008

Feb.7, Richard Earl Abston, 53,Merced
Feb.19, Garrett Sean Farn, 41, Bakersfield
,Apr. 1, Jason Jesus Gomez, 35, Santa Ana
Apr.6, Jose Mendoza-Escobar, 35, Los Angeles County
Apr.22, : Uriah Samson Dach, 26, Richmond
May 28, Ricardo Manuel Abrahams, 44, Woodland
Jul..8, Carlos Vargas, 42, San Bernardino
Jul. 12, Deshoun Keyon Torrence, 18, Long Beach
Aug. 7, Lawrence Rosenthal, 54, Hemet, California
Sept. 3, Prince Swayzer, 38, San Jose
Sept.r 3, Andy Tran, 32, Garden Grove
Sept.15, : Guadalupe Zavala, 87, San Diego
Oct. 31, Marlon Oliver Acevedo, 35, Riverside
Nov. 9, Guy James Fernandez, 42, Santa Rosa
Dec.19,  Edwin Rodriguez, 26, San Jose
Dec. 20, Nathan Vaughn, 39, Santa Rosa

2009

Feb.2, Garrett Jones, 45, Stockton
Feb. 14, : Chenard Kierre Winfield, 32, Los Angeles
Mar.1, Terry Wayne Jackson, 22, San Bernardino
Apr. 3, Jermaine Lamonte Love, 35, Montclair
Apr. 6, : Ricardo Varela, 41, Fresno,
Apr. 13, Craig Prescott, 38, Modesto
Jun. 29, Shawn Iinuma, 37, Fontana
Jul. 2, Rory McKenzie, 25, Bakersfield
Jul.5, Raynard Jensen Davis, 41, Los Angeles County
Jul. 18, Charles Anthony Torrence, 35, Simi Valley
Jul. 26, Kelly Michael Galindo, 40, San Bernardino
Jul. 30, Jonathan Michael Nelson, 27, Riverside County
Aug. 9, Terrace Clifton Smith, 52, Moreno Valley
Aug.26, Miguel Molina, 27, Los Angeles
Aug.27, Manuel Dante Dent, 27, Modesto
Sept. 16, Alton Warren Ham, 45, Modesto
Sept. 28, Gary KIng Jr, 20, Oakland
Oct. 17, Frank Cleo Sutphin, 19, San Bernardino
Dec.11, 2009: Paul Martin Martinez Jr., 36, Roseville

2010
Jan.29, Ronald Dennis Palacios, 28, Los Angeles
Mar. 4, Roberto Olivo, 33, Tulare
Mar. 19, Albert Valencia, 31, Downey,
May 29, 20Anastasio Hernandez Rojas, 42, San Ysidro
Jun. 15, Michael White, 47, Vallejo
Jun 22, Daniel Sylvester, 35, Crescent City
Jul. 5, : Edmund Gutierrez, 22, Imperial
Aug. 18, Martin Harrison, 50, Dublin
Sept. 8, Joseph Frank Kennedy, 48, La Mirada

2011

Feb. 6, Unidentified male, age unknown, Los Angeles
Mar.14, Christopher Davis, 36, Los Angeles
April 9, James Robert Hudson, 34, Whittier
May 10, Allen Kephart, 43, Twin Peaks,
Jun. 2, Duane Kevin Chapman, 44, Santa Barbara
Jul. 5, 2011: Alvaredo Flores-Bravo, 46, Marysville
Jul. 5, 2011: Kelly Thomas, 37, Fullerton
Aug. 11, Joseph Novoa Lopez, 49, Santa Barbara
Sept.13, : Damon Barnett, 44, Fresno County
Oct. 9,  Darnell Hutchinson, 32, San Leandro
Nov. 15,  Jonathan White, 29, San Bernardino

2012

Jan. 2, Mario Marin, 53, Santa Ana
Jan.15, Hutalio Serrano, 43, Colton
Apri. 13, Marland Anderson, 39, Los Angeles=
Apr.23, Bruce Chrestensen, 52, Grass Valley
May 21, Alex Roman Quintanilla, 22, Barstow
May 31, Randulph Rodas, 35, Merced
Jun. 10, Jerry Saude, 40, Modesto
Oct.5, Scott Everett Wiminger, 40, Redding

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3 thoughts on “TASER VICTIMS IN CALIFORNIA

  1. Says you. By the way, why do you supposed the police officers deemed it necessary to use the taser? How many of the aforementioned individuals had prior criminal, arrest and incarceration records?

    • Another question for you. on Sept.15, 2008, how much resistance to arrest or how much danger to officers do you suppose 87 year old Guadalupe Zavala presented San Diego police officers that they, as you say, “deemed it necessary” to execute her by electric shock?

    • Actually, public records of the State of California say it. As for police officers ability to determine necessity, In San Francisco, a group of SFPD officers decided it was necessary to shoot a man in a wheel chair. How much danger could he have presented. Finally, prior criminal, arrest or incarceration records do not justify the pronouncement of a death sentence by a police officer.
      Most of the people upon whom Tasers are used (and once again, this is public record) are in some kind of psychological distress. That’s why the Crisis Intervention Teams were approved. Their job is to de-escalate the situation. These very teams are the officers to which Chief Suhr plans to issue Tasers. This underlines his lack of commitment to this program that has been mandated by the Police Commission. CIT and Tasers do not mix. CIT works because the officers are trained to use reason rather than force. To talk to the person, not at them. To deal with them as a human being in need of help rather than a criminal in need of punishment. The officer approaches the subject in a non-threatening, non-authoritative manner. They have to gain their trust. A Taser strapped to their belt would probably be a bit distracting, don’t you think?
      You are interested to know how many of the victims had records. Should you not also be interested in how many of those victims were already in handcuffs or some other form of restraint and were not resisting?

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