- Post 14 December 2012
CHICAGO — A man died Thursday after being Tasered by police.
Philip Coleman, 38, "became combative" with officers Thursday whiles being transported from the Calumet district police station to court, according to a police statement.
Coleman was Tasered and then transported to Roseland Hospital, where he became physically aggressive with hospital staff and officer, police said.
"Once again, reasonable force was employed, including a Taser deployment, to gain control of the offender," the police statement reads.
Coleman was admitted to Roseland and pronounced dead there at 5:47 p.m., according to the Cook County medical examiners office.
He was in police custody due to an incident Wednesday night on the 12800 block of South Morgan Street, according to police.
Officers responded to a domestic disturbance call and found that Coleman had "battered" his 69-year-old mother, causing head and leg injuries, according to the police statement.
"While attempting to take the offender into custody, the offender became combative and spat blood at an officer and sergeant, striking them in the face," according to police.
Coleman was taken to the Calumet district station for processing and his mother was taken to Metro South hospital for treatment of her injuries, police said.
The Independent Police Review Authority is investigating.