It was another case of police attempted murder of yet another black man. Police estimate the pre-trial victim of police electrocution fell about 15 feet onto a concrete embankment beside I-70, landing on his right side after the 1½-hour standoff. Family members on the scene were distraught. They blamed the police department for preventing them to speak with McDuffy while he was on the bridge. His daughter felt he would have gotten off the bridge safely if she had the chance to speak to him. More HERE
Phillip McDuffy, 45, suffered two broken arms, a fractured skull and possibly a broken jaw in the fall, Columbia police Capt. Zim Schwartze said yesterday.
Don't be sucidal in America black man, before you jump off the bridge police may use "Pre-Trial Electrocution" to kill yah!
Police responded to reports of 45-year-old Phillip McDuffy attempting to jump off the pedestrian walk overpass near Providence Road.
The pedestrian overpass is more than 15 feet above the highway.
McDuffy sat on the top of the overpass located over the westbound lanes of I-70.
Get this folks as reported by komu.com - Columbia Police say a Taser "played a role" in how a man fell from a bridge while he threatened to jump.
Tasered While Black: WTF, played a role?
Get this, komu.com also reports, "The department says the suicidal man, 45-year-old Phillip Lee McDuffy of Columbia, was threatening to jump from the Providence Road pedestrian overpass. After an hour and a half of negotiations, McDuffy moved towards the south side of the bridge away from I-70. Officers deployed a Taser when he was in a spot on the bridge that would prevent injury if he fell.
Captain Zim Schwartze says that deployment did not work.
Tasered While Black: Here comes the cover up!
komu.com: McDuffy moved quickly over the highway when the Taser was deployed a second time. By that time, he had moved away from a secure area and fell onto the concrete. He was taken to the hospital. McDuffy suffered two broken arms, an orbital fracture (eye socket) and a possible jaw fracture."
Tasered While Black: komu.com needs to rewind the tape and start reporting the facts. The Cover up has begun. The Columbia Police Department released an extensive news release explaining its position on what happened and why officers decided to deploy the Taser. A downloadable version is available by clicking on the link. Source: komu.com. Columbia Police Department Statement (pdf)