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featuretaser_openerBreakfast reading from the Voice Media empire: The official autopsy report attributes Poer’s death to a combination of three factors. He suffered from dilated cardiomyopathy, an enlarged heart. He had a near-fatal level of amphetamines in his system, a mystery that confounds his friends and family members; Holt says he told her that day that he’d rummaged around in her medicine cabinet and had taken two tablets of Adderall, but he would have had to take a much higher dosage to achieve that level of stimulant in his blood.

The third factor was the police use of a Taser to subdue Poer. According to the autopsy report, the medical examiner reviewed police body-camera footage from the scene: “Taser deployment can be heard, followed immediately by a groaning sound by the subject and immediate unresponsiveness, from which he never regains consciousness.” The manner of death was ruled a homicide — which, in coroner circles, means the death was caused, at least in part, by human action. Westword has the story.

07022018_bruce_union_station_guards_0007Breakfast reading from the Voice Media empire: Once inside the bathroom, the man later told police, Hunter and Diaz checked the stalls to make sure they were empty. Then Hunter put on a pair of black gloves with silver dots on the knuckles and took a swing; his fist collided with the left side of the man’s face. The man said he didn’t remember anything else that happened before he woke up in his home two days later, unsure of how he even got there. Westword has the story.

mike.macintyre.youtubeBreakfast reading from the Voice Media empire: After the University of Colorado Boulder Buffaloes football team was crushed 30-7 by the Utah Utes for its sixth straight defeat (after five wins to begin the season), head coach Mike MacIntyre was fired just over a year after he signed a pricey five-year contract extension.

Pamela Fine, who says MacIntyre dropped the ball after she told him about being abused by former Buffs assistant coach Joe Tumpkin, took no delight in this development. But while she expressed sympathy for MacIntyre’s family in a series of tweets that followed his November 18 sacking, she also wrote that he should have been dismissed for his actions ( or lack thereof) regarding her long before a losing record sealed his fate. Westword has the story.

denver.detention.center.interior.croppedReading from the Voice Media empire: The just-released results from one major city reveal that physical assaults among inmates are more common than an inmate assaulting a staff member, but that inmates will more often verbally threaten staff than other inmates. In 2017, there were a total of 470 physical assaults between inmates and 98 physical assaults occurring between an inmate and a staff member. The data tables also show the number of injuries resulting from assaults, as well as a tally of times that bodily fluids — blood, feces, urine, etc. — were used during assaults. Westword has the story.

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