Murder of Jared Lakey

On July 4, 2019, police officers Joshua Taylor and Brandon Dingman of the Wilson Police Department in Carter County, Oklahoma, murdered Jared Lakey, a 28-year-old white man, by applying taser shocks to him 53 times, causing him to die of cardiac arrest.[1][2] The police had been responding to an incident of disorderly conduct, and found Lakey acting confused and disoriented, although he was unarmed and not combative. Rather than restraining him, they repeatedly applied taser shocks to Lakey while he was lying on the ground, and made no attempt to provide lifesaving treatment. They speculated that Lakey had been using illicit drugs, but toxicology results found none in his system.

Murder of Jared Lakey
LocationCarter County, Oklahoma, United States
DateJuly 4, 2019 (2019-07-04)
WeaponsTaser
VictimsJared Lakey
Perpetrators
  • Joshua Taylor
  • Brandon Dingman
ConvictedNovember 8, 2021
VerdictGuilty
ConvictionsMurder

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