Police used a Taser to subdue Jose Martinez, 53, of the 800 block of Grand Avenue in Waukegan, while responding to a disturbance at Dave's Liquors, 2300 Grand Ave., at around 8 p.m. on May 29, police said.
Martinez went into cardiac arrest and was rushed to the Vista Medical Center East in Waukegan, where he was pronounced dead at about 1:20 a.m. May 30, Lake County Coroner Richard Keller said.
"They tried resuscitating and they were unsuccessful," Keller said on Friday. He also said an autopsy showed that Martinez died of "existing heart disease" and that the Tasering is listed as a "contributing cause" in the death.Welcome to the new world where police can painfully shock you to death, are almost always held unaccountable, and you are forbidden by law to fight back. Just set your rights down on the doorstep when you come in.