about the death of rapper/musician Maurice White: ‘We were the people who gave him a home’ article By: David Eick, The Associated Press article NEW YORK — A new article by the Associated Press says a man who died in a New York hospital after a police officer used his own taser to subdue him was the one who gave the officer his address.
The article also says the incident happened in 2009, and that the incident occurred in Tribeca.
The AP also said that police say they are investigating the incident.
The Associated General District Attorney’s office in Queens, where the incident took place, declined comment Friday.
The New York Police Department did not immediately return a call seeking comment.
Police have said that in 2009 in Queens when the incident involved an officer and a man in a vehicle, the officer pulled over the man for a traffic violation.
The police said the man was handcuffed and a taser was deployed and that officer used the taser on the man.
The man, who was identified by the AP as Maurice White, was later pronounced dead at a hospital.
The city of New York said in a statement that the police department is investigating the death.
It added that the New York State Medical Examiner’s office will determine the cause of death.
The report is the latest in a string of deaths in police custody since the summer of 2014, when a Staten Island officer shot a man dead and charged him with assault after the man tried to run over him with his car.
Authorities say the man, 28-year-old Anthony Bologna, was unarmed and posed no danger to anyone.
A jury acquitted Bologno of the charge in March and he has since been charged with manslaughter.
Bolognan, who has not been charged, was hospitalized in a coma and died of a heart attack on Friday.
Authorities have said the shooting occurred after an officer pulled Bolognna over for a broken taillight.
Boulton said in the report that the officer called out to Bolognells cellphone to check on him.
BOLOGNAS phone number had been removed from his cellphone in the months since the incident and he was unaware that Bolognam had used it, Boulon said.
The officer told Bolognas phone was switched off, and he did not respond to any of the officer’s calls for assistance, Bologns attorney said.
After the shooting, BOLOGNs cell phone was found in the street in a trash bin in a vacant lot, police said.
Police Chief Michael Rizzo said in his initial statement that Boulson had not been cooperative with officers investigating the shooting.
A witness said the officers were wearing body cameras and the incident was captured on video.
The NYPD said in its initial statement Friday that the department was reviewing the report.
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, who also chairs the city’s Independent Police Review Authority, said he was briefed by the chief about the shooting but did not elaborate.
The mayor called on the police commissioner to investigate the incident as part of the ongoing investigation into the shooting of Jamar Clark.
Clark, 22, was shot by New York police officer Timothy J. Graham in the city of Queens, Brooklyn, in August 2014.
The killing prompted protests across the nation and the passage of a bill requiring police departments to wear body cameras.
The bill also requires police officers to wear face masks and body armor and to wear a body camera when on duty.
Police officers across the country are now required to wear cameras.