Patten man killed in police custody was shocked, crushed and handcuffed face down

Police killed a Patten man in custody final yr after surprising him with a Taser a number of instances, hitting him within the head with a flashlight after which handcuffing him in a face-down place, in accordance with studies obtained by way of a public data request. 

Jeremy Lau, 46, was arrested by officers from the Maine State Police and Penobscot County Sheriff’s Workplace on March 1, 2022, after a 911 name for assist got here from somebody reporting that Lau was vandalizing her home and threatening individuals, in accordance with the lawyer normal’s workplace. 

An post-mortem accomplished the identical day dominated Lau’s loss of life a murder, in accordance with data obtained Tuesday by the Bangor Each day Information.