> Thomas Sadler, 45, collapsed and was later
> pronounced dead in the early hours of April 10
> after police responded to reports that he was
> screaming profanity at the top of his lungs and
> running naked through a church parking lot in the
> 500 block of Mial Street
> The two-page report says Sadler initially complied
> with the responding officer's instructions to sit
> down but that his demeanor "suddenly changed" when
> another officer arrived and the officers began
> talking to one another.
> "He began to utter profanity and said either 'I'm
> going to kill you,' or 'You're going to have to
> kill me,'" the report states. "Mr. Sadler leapt to
> his feet as he spoke and began to charge toward
> Officer (M.A.) Ford with his fists clenched and
> held out in front of his face."
> Police say Ford ran backward from Sadler and,
> believing his safety was in jeopardy, stunned
> Sadler with his Taser.
> Sadler then "actively resisted" multiple attempts
> by the second officer, S.M. Archambault, to
> handcuff him, according to the report, which noted
> that Sadler's weight of 250 to 300 pounds and the
> fact that he was sweating made it difficult to
> bring him under control.
> The report also notes that, at one point early
> into the encounter, Sadler "had difficulty
> expressing himself" and that Ford asked him if he
> needed assistance.
> It also says that Sadler also "violently
> assaulted" a minor who lived in his home and that
> police had also received a 911 call about that.
> Ford, according to the report, has been placed on
> administrative duty pending the outcome of the SBI
> investigation as well as an internal police
> investigation into Sadler's death.
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