Protest to be held for Pasadena man who died after being tased by police

ByABC7.com staff via KABC logo
Sunday, October 2, 2016
Community members gather to protest the death of an African-American man, who died after being tased by police in Pasadena.
Community members gather to protest the death of an African-American man, who died after being tased by police in Pasadena.
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PASADENA, Calif. (KABC) -- Another protest was expected to be held in Pasadena following the death of an African-American man who was tased by police.

This comes on the heel of a second night of protests Saturday night.

The demonstration was much smaller than Friday night's march and vigil that shut down a major intersection.

Police were responding to a 911 call at an apartment early Friday morning, when officers say Reginald "J.R." Thomas was tased when he refused to drop a knife.

Thomas stopped breathing and could not be revived.

Thomas was a father of eight and his wife is expecting another child.