Later today, officials with the NAACP will hold a news conference in response to an incident where a man died after being hit with Taser.

State chapter president Scot Esdaile is expected to be joined by Meriden/Wallingford branch President Jason Teal, along with the ACLU of Connecticut.

Meriden police used the Taser to try and subdue an out of control man who showed up Sunday night at a parking lot at police headquarters, indicating he’d been smoking crack and ingesting cocaine.

The man fought with police and EMTs on the way to the hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

The press conference takes place at three p.m. from the Meriden Police Department.


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