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San Jose man dies from police Taser

December 19, 2008 12:00:00 AM PST
Police are investigating the death of a San Jose man who passed away after authorities used a Taser to try to control him. Santa Clara County sheriff's deputies say they responded to a report of a disturbance from the Valley Medical Center campus in San Jose Thursday. When they arrived, authorities say they struggled with 26-year-old Edwin Rodriguez before Gary Berg, an officer with the Campbell Police Department, used a Taser on him.

Authorities say Rodriguez was then taken into custody and found to be unresponsive. Attempts to revive him were unsuccessful, and he was later pronounced dead.

Berg has been placed on paid administrative leave, which authorities say is standard in such cases.


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