Snohomish Jail inmate died after 2 stun gun shocks
EVERETT, Wash. (AP) -- Investigators say a man who died at the Snohomish County Jail had been shocked twice with a stun gun in a confrontation with the jail staff.
A sheriff's corrections officer is on paid leave while the death Friday of 59-year-old Bill C. Williams of Everett is investigated by a team made up of multiple police agencies.
The Daily Herald reports Williams had a history of mental illness and had been arrested for allegedly shoplifting at a gas station.
Everett police spokesman Aaron Snell says after a Taser was used on Williams he was left alone in a cell. He was found later in medical distress and could not be revived.
The Snohomish County medical examiner's office completed an autopsy Monday, but the cause of death is pending lab tests.
Information from: The Daily Herald, http://www.heraldnet.com