Funeral services will be held Thursday for the disturbed man who fell to his death last week after being Tasered by police. The NYPD's entire Emergency Service Unit was retrained today on proper Taser procedures, although police Commissioner Ray Kelly says the man's death was a mistake in judgment, not a product of poor training. He tells Newsday, "We think the training they receive is sound. We're human beings. Sometimes we make mistakes. Reporters make mistakes. People on Wall Street make mistakes." The lieutenant who ordered the Taser shot, Michael Pigott, has been stripped of his badge and gun, and according to the Post, he gave the order when the man, Inman Morales, began poking at another officer with a florescent light bulb. The officer, who was standing on the fire escape, "wasn't tied in [securely]" and was in danger, the unidentified source claims.
Tasered Man Gets Funeral Thursday, Cops Get Retrained
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