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SC man dead after tussle with police

Aug 10, 2010 7:23:00 AM - thestate.com
South Carolina authorities say a man died after being hit with a stun gun during a tussle with police.

Multiple media outlets report 39-year-old Andrew Torres was pronounced dead at a Greenville hospital Monday evening, following an altercation that also slightly injured a police officer.

Greenville police told WYFF-TV that family members had asked officers to take Torres into custody for involuntary psychiatric commitment. Police spokesman Jason Rampey says two officers used their Tasers when it turned violent. The officers' names haven't been released.

Torres' mother told WYFF-TV that officers used the stun guns half a dozen times in front of his sisters. She says her son suffered from schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

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