Lancaster County Man Dies After Police Use Taser On Him
State Police Investigating Death
Robert Neill Jr., 61, died after he become unresponsive after police used a Taser on him twice and sprayed him with Mace, state police said. The incident happened at about 4 a.m. Saturday at Neill's home in the 300 block of Marietta Avenue in Mount Joy [at a senior apartment complex]. Several police departments assisted, including Mount Joy Borough police, Susquehanna Regional police and state police from Ephrata.
According to police, Neill said that he had been harassed by his neighbors. When officers arrived, they said Neill was combative and aggressive. That is when officers used a Taser on him and sprayed with Mace him. Neill died on the way to the hospital.
"Police officers acted appropriately and used the proper amount of force to subdue Mr. Neill," said state police Lt. William White. An autopsy was performed Monday, but state police said they are waiting for toxicology results to determine the cause and manner of Neill's death.
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This article posted at WGAL, Channel 8 in Pennsylvania