NAACP launches investigation after taser death

New London Police Department (file).

NEW LONDON, Conn. (WTNH)– State and local branches of the NAACP are holding a news conference in New London this evening to announce an investigation into what they are calling police misconduct and excessive force.

A man died over the weekend after officers tasered him twice in eight hours. Officers arrested 31-year-old Lashano Gilbert for an attempted carjacking at about 7 p.m. Friday.  Police say they were forced to use a stun gun on him once on Friday evening while he was resisting arrest, and again Saturday morning when he attacked officers at the police station. Gilbert died at a New London hospital shortly before 3:30 a.m. Saturday.

Original Story: New London man dies after police use stun gun on him

Gilbert was from the Bahamas and was visiting relatives in New London. His family has filed a formal complaint.

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