Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Neil says deputies who used a Taser early Tuesday morning to subdue a man resisting arrest appear to have followed department protocols.
59-year-old Gary Roell stopped breathing after the incident and was pronounced dead at Bethesda North Hospital.
"These are instances where you are justified in deploying a Taser: in protection of others, including yourself; and to meet the resistance of someone who is not complying, who is resisting arrest, to gain control of the situation," says Neil.
The police are looking for you. Not to worry though, they just want to hang out and have a good time.
Tuesday is National Night Out, an event aimed at raising crime prevention awareness and developing partnerships between neighborhoods and police officers. There are 8 mini block parties scheduled for around Cincinnati with free food and drinks.
Police and fire equipment will also be on hand for kids to see up close.
Nationwide, more than 37 million people are expected to participate.
Hamilton County's prosecutor says he will not file any charges in the death of 46-year-old Patrick Mahaney. He's the man several teenagers attacked last year in the so-called 'boredom beating' death in North College Hill.
The announcement follows the County Coroner's ruling that Mahaney died of natural causes and not residual effects of the August 2012 beating.
Five boys pleaded guilty to felonious assault. A sixth is contesting the charges against him. At the time they reportedly said they decided to beat up Mahaney because they had nothing better to do.