Cop Watch

Monday, April 25, 2005

Family: Taser victim didn’t have to die

Relatives and friends of John Cox struggled with anger and sadness yesterday over a death they believe was unnecessary.

Cox, 39, died Friday night after an altercation with Suffolk police in which he was shocked five times with a Taser. The cause of death is not yet known, and police said yesterday that "proper department procedures" were followed.