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DA Rules Taser Use Justified in Elbert County Death | Denver CBS Local
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DA Rules Taser Use Justified in Elbert County Death | Denver CBS Local

The Arapahoe County District Attorney has ruled an Elbert County Sheriff’s deputy was justified in using his taser on a man who ultimately died in part due to the taser shock.

The ruling Wednesday relates to the April 12, 2018, death of Christopher Matthew Poer, 46, a former Green Beret.

“Mr. Poer was armed with a handgun at the time of his arrest, was actively resisting arrest , and was suspected of felony menacing and other erratic and criminal behavior, including multiple shots fired at approximately the same time as the arrival of Elbert County Deputies,” wrote Chief Deputy District Attorney Elizabeth Oldham , in clearing Deputy Christopher Dickey of any wrongdoing.”I find that Deputy Dickey acted appropriately when he used the Taser device on Mr. Poer…,” wrote Oldham.

Source: DA Rules Taser Use Justified in Elbert County Death | Denver CBS Local