A police lieutenant has apparently committed suicide days after he ordered another officer to fire a stun gun at a naked, distraught man who then fell to his death.
A police official says the lieutenant was found at Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn, New York, early today, dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. It wasn't clear when he died.
The lieutenant had ordered another officer to shock Inman Morales, who fell nearly 10ft to his death in Brooklyn, last week.
The lieutenant was stripped of his gun and badge after the incident, and Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly ordered refresher training on how to deal with emotionally disturbed people.
This is a story from 2008 but wanted to show how a tasering due to potential suicide can go wrong.