Date: November 10, 2021
“Two former police officers in Oklahoma were convicted of second-degree murder after they used their Tasers on an unarmed man more than 50 times in 2019. The man, Jared Lakey, became unresponsive shortly after and died two days later. Court documents called the officers’ use of stun guns a “substantial factor” in the 28-year-old’s death and prosecutors said the officers deployed them in a “dangerous and unnecessary” way. A jury also found Brandon Dingman, 35, and Joshua Taylor, 27, guilty of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and recommended 10 years in prison for both men. They are due to be sentenced early next month.