A 37-year-old Virginia woman who was being held at the Fairfax County jail has died just five days after officers used a stun gun on her while in police custody.
The woman, identified as Natasha McKenna, was removed from life support Sunday, according to the Washington Post. Police resorted to the Taser after she allegedly refused to comply with deputies’ commands and resisted them during the preparation to transfer her to Alexandria, the sheriff’s office said.
McKenna was eventually restrained and checked by medical personnel, but when she was moved to another part of the jail for transport she experienced a medical emergency, the sheriff’s office said.
Emergency responders were called and deputies administered life-saving care, authorities said.
Fairfax City Fire Chief Dave Rohr said crews were called to the jail about 11:20 a.m. Tuesday.
Rohr said McKenna was suffering from cardiac arrest and was resuscitated on the way…
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