Wrongful Death from Taser

Mom Files Federal Lawsuit in Son’s Wrongful Death from Taser LAFAYETTE — The mother of Javon Rakestrau has filed a federal lawsuit alleging that the 28-year-old suffered a fatal asthma attack in October 2010 after a Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s deputy shocked him with a taser. A forensic pathologist ruled in February that Rakestrau died from complications of bronchial asthma f ...Read the full article