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Taser did not kill GA man


ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  An autopsy shows an Albany man who was tased while resisting police in Panama City, Florida died from eating cocaine.

38-year-old Rickey Massey was stopped last October near a Panama City apartment complex as part of a drug investigation. 

Officers said Massey appeared to swallow what they thought was cocaine and then resisted arrest.  They used a taser to subdue him, and Massey died a short time later. 

The lab that conducted the autopsy reported Massey's blood contained the second highest amount of cocaine ever recorded at the lab.    

The Florida State Attorney's Office concluded the officers did nothing to contribute to Massey's death.


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