Cop Watch

Thursday, February 03, 2005

Investigation urged into death at jail

The Lucas County jail corrections administrator plans to recommend today that the sheriff's internal affairs bureau investigate the death of a central Toledo man who was shocked nine separate times with a Taser.

Jeffrey Turner, 41, died Monday after he was shocked with two different Taser models, which distribute 50,000 volts of electricity for five seconds to subdue a person.

City police jolted him five times after he refused to identify himself and didn't comply with police instructions. He was arrested about 6 p.m. after police were sent to the Toledo Museum of Art to investigate a suspicious person standing in the street.