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“I’m Dead, I’m Dead,” Handcuffed and Repeatedly Tased Man Says Just Before Dying

| May 20, 2016

Chase Sherman was in handcuffs, in the back seat of his when he was Tased 15 times by Georgia police though he was unarmed, and his parents had called 911 to come help.

Stacy Culotta, Who’d Sought Suicide-by-Cop, Pleads to 36 Months’ Probation

| January 19, 2016

Stacy Culotta is the 36-year-old Palm Coast P-Section woman who last September was at the center of an attempted suicide-by-cop. She’ll serve probation and forfeit all weapons but serve no jail time.

Suicide By Cop Averted as Deputy’s Taser Ends Stand-Off on Pine Brook Drive in Palm Coast

| September 16, 2015

Stacy Culotta, 36, drew Flagler deputies to her house on Pine Brook Drive in Palm Coast where she confronted them with what looked like a firearm Monday afternoon, until Sgt. Michael van Buren incapacitated her.

Palm Coast Mother Charged With Child Abuse For Tasing Her 15-Year-Old Son

| February 2, 2015

Rhonda Gulsen, a 54-year-old resident of Fairfax Court in Palm Coast, before allegedly tasing her son, had egged on a relative who was beating on the 15-year-old boy.

Flagler Deputies Now Equipped With Bean-Bag Firing Shotguns For Less Lethal Encounters

| January 15, 2015

As debates about police tactics in violent encounters with individuals continue, the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office has converted 30 shotguns from its existing stock to use as less lethal weapons in such potentially perilous situations.

After Confrontation, Police Taser and Arrest Bunnell Man Seeking Suicide By Cop

| January 2, 2015

Henry Brock, 25, was arrested in several counts of police assault after cops stopped a fight between Brock and another man, at which point Brock threatened the cops and himself until he was incapacitated by two Taser shots.

Flagler Sheriff’s Deputy Tasers 80-Year-Old Man With Dementia: He Was Wielding a Knife

| October 3, 2014

A Flagler County Sheriff’s deputy on Thursday used his Taser stun gun against an 80-year-old man suffering from dementia as the man refused to put down a butcher knife as he sat in his back porch. The man had earlier allegedly threatened members of his family.

Kevin Spearmon Leads Police on Yet Another Chase, Ending With Taser, Jail and No Bond

| August 16, 2013

Kevin Spearmon of Palm Coast has repeatedly been arrested–and served a prison sentence–for fleeing police and doing drugs. He was arrested again for the same reasons Thursday, when he was in the company of a 16-year-old girl, and was subdued after another chase in the P-Section and a Taser shot to the back before being taken to jail where he’s being held without bond.

Matanzas High Student Allen Brown Tasered After Allegedly Punching Student and Deputy

| May 20, 2013

Matanzas High student Allen Brown, 18, was Tasered by a Flagler sheriff’s deputy Monday after being involved in a fight with a 15-year-old student and allegedly punching the deputy, in the first use of a Taser on a Flagler school campus in six years.

A 75-Year-Old Man Is Tasered After a Car Crash, Break-Ins at Waterfront Park: Flagler 911

| October 15, 2012

A 75-year-old man crashes his car at Plantation Bay only to get into an argument with another man and get Tasered before his arrest; Several cars are vandalized and burglarized at Waterfront Park, and one at Belle Terre Elementary just as the school day began, plus too many fights and battery arrests to mention.

A 21-Year-Old With Mental Health Issues is Tased, Twice, and Jailed Rather than Baker-Acted

| September 4, 2012

The family of Cameron Anderson doesn’t understand why the 21-year-old, who had mixed medication with drink and threatened to kill himself, was jailed instead of being Baker-Acted, as people who threaten harm to themselves usually are.

School Board Votes 4-1 To Allow Tasers Back on Campuses, With Vague Conditions

| October 5, 2011

School Board member Andy Dance wants the superintendent to develop a school-centered policy with the sheriff on using Tasers, but the sheriff’s office is resistant to mixing school policies with its own.

Superintendent Will Recommend Tasers In Schools; Majority of Board Signals Agreement

| September 29, 2011

Three school board members favor allowing school deputies to carry Tasers, some of them with reservations, as the board prepares for a decision as early as next Tuesday. The initiative is part of the fallout from a student’s fight with a deputy at Matanzas High School.

Sheriff, Citing Head-Butting Incident, Asking School Board to Let Tasers Back on Campus

| September 20, 2011

A school deputy was briefly overpowered by a student at Matanzas High School in August, triggering renewed discussion of letting school cops carry Tasers. The board has prohibited Tasers on campus since 2005.


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