Yesterday, a man who was trespassing at an apartment complex in South Salem was beaten and tasered to death by 4 Salem police officers. According to a witness, he was beaten and tased repeatedly. It's also been reported that this man had a developmental disability. There's not a lot of information out there yet, but as soon as there is I will update this posting. It's looking like there are a whole lot of unanwered questions that need answering!
From the Oregonian...
Salem man dies after police shoot him with a Taser
by Stephen Beaven, The Oregonian
Sunday May 24, 2009, 7:25 AM
A purported trespasser died Saturday night after he was shot with a Taser as Salem police officers tried to arrest him.
Gregory Rold, 37, died at Salem Hospital shortly before 9:30 p.m., police said today.
Officers were called to an apartment on Royvonne Avenue SE in Salem about 7:38 p.m. following a report of a man who was trespassing. They encountered Rold, who resisted arrest, prompting officers to shoot him with a Taser and beat him with their batons. After he was handcuffed, officers said Rold was unconscious.
Four officers were placed on administrative leave while Rold's death is being investigated.