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VICTORVILLE — A left-behind family of a man killed by cops has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against San Bernardino County for excessive force.

courage1Dante Parker was electrocuted as many as 27 times as cops shot him repeatedly with a Taser gun, according to the lawsuit.

Dante’s five children and his wife were devastated when he died after the electrical shock.

The incident occurred shortly after  Dante dropped his children off at school.  After he left them in school, he went on a bike ride around 4 PM.

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He was riding his bike down Luna Rd when he was stopped by Officer Irwin.

Officer Irwin claimed to be responding to a report about a suspicious black male who was attempting to break into houses.

It is presumed that at some point during the questioning, an argument ensued, though the lawsuit does not specify.

At one point during the interaction, Officer Irwin began shooting Dante with a Taser gun, electrocuting his body and causing his muscles to involuntarily tighten and contract.

visions1Other cops quickly arrived at the scene and began Tasing Dante even more, at least 25 times until his body became limp and he fell to the ground.

The cops then hogtied Dante’s limp body as he begged and said “I can’t breathe.”

They then lifted him up while he was hogtied and pushed him into the back seat of a police car, face down.

Shortly thereafter, Dante’s heart stopped and he was pronounced dead.

The Sheriff Department’s defense is that Dante was “combative” with the officer, causing the officer to “fear for life.”

murderBut Dante’s family believes the police murdered their father.

The family is suing for an unspecified amount in damages.

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DA: Dante Parker’s death while in San Bernardino County Sheriff’s custody ruled justified

In this file photo, Pearl Smith, 46, of Victorville, shouts during a protest against police brutality in honor of Dante Parker on August 20, 2014 in Victorville.  Parker died while in San Bernardino County Sheriff’s custody on Aug. 13, 2014. According to an autopsy report, Parker had PCP in his system at the time of his arrest.
In this file photo, Pearl Smith, 46, of Victorville, shouts during a protest against police brutality in honor of Dante Parker on August 20, 2014 in Victorville. Parker died while in San Bernardino County Sheriff’s custody on Aug. 13, 2014. File Photo/Micah Escamilla/Staff Photographer


“The evidence will show in this case that this did not happen as the deputies described it,” said Cameron Sehat, attorney for Parker’s family. “Dante was not resisting and was not combative. The evidence will further show that the amount of force, specifically the application of the Taser, in the manner in which Dante was restrained was unnecessary, unreasonable and excessive.”

http://www.sbsun.com/government-and-politics/20140819/naacp-calls-for-accountability-in-dante-parkers-police-custody-death



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