Domestic abuse suspect tased by Waukesha police after confrontation dies a short time later
WAUKESHA, Wis. (CBS 58) -- A domestic violence suspect is dead after a confrontation with Waukesha police early Tuesday, Sept. 14.
The man's mother and a friend identified him as Paul Bruner.
The friend called 911 just after 1 a.m. Tuesday saying Bruner was having trouble breathing.
His mother said Bruner has COPD and was recently hospitalized.
The friend also told the dispatcher Bruner had tried to kick a paramedic, and her, in the past.
Officers at the scene noticed the friend was injured and decided to arrest Bruner for domestic abuse.
Bruner's mother filed a restraining order against him in 2018 for threatening to kill her and his brother. Bruner has not lived with her since.
His mother said detectives told her Bruner didn't cooperate with police and began throwing things at them.
Officers shocked Bruner with a taser and used physical force to arrest him.
Police said after they handcuffed Bruner they noticed he had no pulse and wasn't breathing.
Officers used CPR and a defibrillator.
Bruner died in the hospital around 6 a.m. Tuesday.
The officers involved have been placed on administrative leave.