After three months of speculation, the death of Calvon Reid has now been ruled a homicide.
Friday, Broward County medical examiner’s office records confirmed Reid’s death was the result of being stunned by Tasers multiple times by Coconut Creek police officers.
“It shows they used excessive force and electrocuted him to death with their Tasers,” attorney Jarrett Blakeley said. “It proves they violated his constitutional rights and his family wants justice.”
On February 22nd, residents of the Wynmoor retirement community called the police at about 1 a.m stating that Reid needed medical assistance for unknown injuries. When police arrived on the scene, Reid refused treatment. Eyewitnesses say that’s when the officers stunned him with Tasers multiple times in the chest to subdue him.
John Arendale said he believed police used undue force on Reid, whom he and other witnesses said cried out, “They are going to kill me,” and, “I can’t breathe.”