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Jason Moore, 17
Ferguson, Missouri
September 17, 2011

Agencies: Ferguson Police Department Missouri

Last updated: 6 months ago

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17 year old Jason Moore, was tased repeatedly by Ferguson, Missouri police officers and died shortly thereafter.

Kaminski and White responded to a 911 call at North Marguerite Avenue and Airport Road in Ferguson, where Jason Moore was naked and unarmed, the lawsuit says.

Kaminski was the first to arrive and saw Jason Moore walk from behind a building and stand on the curb. He “was suffering from a psychological disorder and demonstrated clear signs of mental illness,” the suit says.

A witness said Moore had been yelling “glory to God” and “I’m Jesus,” according to a police report provided by Tina Moore’s attorneys.

Kaminski ordered Moore to put his hands in the air and walk toward him. When Moore did so, Kaminski fired his Taser. One prong struck Moore in the left side of the chest near his heart and another prong hit him in the right thigh, the suit says.

The police report says that Kaminski shocked Moore three times, each in five-second bursts, because he wouldn’t comply with orders to stay on the ground. It says White handcuffed him during the third shock and laid him on his abdomen.

Moore, 31, stopped breathing and became unresponsive while being shocked with the Taser, the suit says. He died of a heart attack, the suit says.

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On November 4, 2016, a jury awarded the Moore family $3 million in a civil lawsuit against the city of Ferguson.