BODYCAM: Man Tased Multiple Times, Dies 3 Days Later

The department awaits the medical examiner's report

By Calibre Press  |   Sep 6, 2018

The Tulsa World reports: 

The Tulsa Police Department on Saturday released body camera footage showing a 25-year-old man being tased by officers last month during an encounter inside a downtown bank. Three days after the altercation, the man died in a local hospital.

The video shows Joshua Harvey’s interaction with officers the morning of Aug. 24 at Arvest Bank, 502 S. Main Street. After Harvey apparently broke a glass door and entered the building, the video shows officers use multiple rounds of electricity on the man, who died Aug. 27 at St. John Medical Center.

The department says it is waiting for the state Medical Examiner’s Office report to determine the cause and manner of Harvey’s death, according to a statement issued online Saturday.

Attorney Damario Solomon-Simmons, a lawyer retained by Harvey’s family, said the release of video Saturday was the first time the department publicly acknowledged Harvey’s death.

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