A man in Chicago died five days after being tased by police outside a bar near Miami University. Kevin Piskura died just after 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 24 at the University Hospital in Cincinnati.
Oxford officer Geoff Robinson used the device early Saturday morning as he tried to break up a fight, police said. The Butler County offices of the sheriff and prosecutor are investigating the officer’s actions.
According to the police, Piskura, who graduated from Miami University in 2006, was arguing with a police officer after his friend was thrown out of a bar. Apparently the officer took out his Taser gun and told Piskura to stop arguing. When he did not comply the officer used the stun gun and hit Piskura in the chest. A video from a camera attached to the Taser shows Piskura being shocked for approx. 10 seconds as he rolls around on the sidewalk.
The officer has been placed on paid leave pending the outcome of the investigation. Robinson has been on the force for two years, and had just taken a refresher course on Taser use a week before the incident.