Del. Trooper Cleared in Death of Milford Man Hit by Police Stun - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Del. Trooper Cleared in Death of Milford Man Hit by Police Stun Gun

Posted: Updated:

DOVER, Del. (AP/WBOC)- The Delaware Attorney General's Office has cleared a state trooper of any wrongdoing in the death of a Milford man who was repeatedly shocked with a Taser after refusing to drop a handgun during a confrontation with police.
    
In a report released Tuesday, authorities said Cpl. Lloyd McCann was justified in his using his Taser against 35-year-old Lionel Waters in December after troopers went to a Milford home to serve a warrant on another man.
    
Investigators say Waters, who was drunk, came to the door with a loaded handgun and refused repeated commands to drop it.
    
Investigators noted that after drawing his own gun, McCann opted for his stun gun to avoid using deadly force. He deployed his Taser three times to subdue Waters, who experienced brain injury related to an irregular heartbeat.  He was placed in the care of Hospice Center of Delaware where he died in early January.

Read the full report here.

  • Delmarvawide NewsDelmarvawide NewsMore>>

  • Climate Resilience Grants Awarded to 14 Maryland Communities

    Climate Resilience Grants Awarded to 14 Maryland Communities

    Jun 19, 2018 10:15 AM2018-06-19 14:15:00 GMT
    Tuesday, June 19 2018 10:18 AM EDT2018-06-19 14:18:40 GMT
    (Photo: Maryland DNR)(Photo: Maryland DNR)
    (Photo: Maryland DNR)(Photo: Maryland DNR)
    The Maryland Department of Natural Resources on Tuesday announced $700,000 in Climate Resilience Grants to help communities across the state prepare for and recover from climate-related impacts.More
    The Maryland Department of Natural Resources on Tuesday announced $700,000 in Climate Resilience Grants to help communities across the state prepare for and recover from climate-related impacts.

    More
  • Volunteers Plant Rain Gardens in Dorchester County

    Volunteers Plant Rain Gardens in Dorchester County

    Jun 19, 2018 10:08 AM2018-06-19 14:08:00 GMT
    Tuesday, June 19 2018 10:18 AM EDT2018-06-19 14:18:00 GMT
    Some people in Dorchester County, Maryland, took advantage of Monday's hot weather by prepping for rain.More
    Some people in Dorchester County, Maryland, took advantage of Monday's hot weather by prepping for rain.More
  • Sanders Joins Maryland's Jealous to Help Fire up Voters

    Sanders Joins Maryland's Jealous to Help Fire up Voters

    Jun 19, 2018 9:57 AM2018-06-19 13:57:00 GMT
    Tuesday, June 19 2018 9:57 AM EDT2018-06-19 13:57:43 GMT
    Ben Jealous and Sen. Bernie Sanders (Photo: CNN)Ben Jealous and Sen. Bernie Sanders (Photo: CNN)
    Ben Jealous and Sen. Bernie Sanders (Photo: CNN)Ben Jealous and Sen. Bernie Sanders (Photo: CNN)
    Sen. Bernie Sanders may not be endorsing his own son's congressional bid, but he rallied on a hot Monday night in Maryland to fire up voters for Ben Jealous' campaign for governor.More
    Sen. Bernie Sanders may not be endorsing his own son's congressional bid, but he rallied on a hot Monday night in Maryland to fire up voters for Ben Jealous' campaign for governor.           More
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • New Details on Firefly Death, Medical Response

    New Details on Firefly Death, Medical Response

    Jun 18, 2018 10:36 PM2018-06-19 02:36:00 GMT
    Tuesday, June 19 2018 7:44 AM EDT2018-06-19 11:44:52 GMT
    DOVER, Del.- The 20-year-old Philadelphia woman who was found unconscious at her Firefly campsite was in cardiac arrest before she passed away, according to local officials. Kent County's Director of Public Safety says Firefly attendee Caroline Friedman wMore
    The 20-year-old Philadelphia woman who was found unconscious at her Firefly campsite was in cardiac arrest before she passed away, according to local officials. Kent County's Director of Public Safety says Firefly attendee Caroline Friedman wMore
  • Multiple Arrests Made During Firefly Weekend

    Multiple Arrests Made During Firefly Weekend

    Jun 18, 2018 4:57 PM2018-06-18 20:57:00 GMT
    Tuesday, June 19 2018 7:36 AM EDT2018-06-19 11:36:34 GMT
    (Left to right) William Rodriguez, Hassan Mceachin and Shakir Styles(Left to right) William Rodriguez, Hassan Mceachin and Shakir Styles
    (Left to right) William Rodriguez, Hassan Mceachin and Shakir Styles(Left to right) William Rodriguez, Hassan Mceachin and Shakir Styles
    Dover police made multiple arrests at the Firefly Music Festival this weekend.More
    Dover police made multiple arrests at the Firefly Music Festival this weekend.More
  • North Salisbury Gains Development Projects Including Aldi

    North Salisbury Gains Development Projects Including Aldi

    Jun 18, 2018 10:28 PM2018-06-19 02:28:00 GMT
    Tuesday, June 19 2018 7:42 AM EDT2018-06-19 11:42:26 GMT
    As some big box stores like K-Mart and Toys R Us leave Salisbury, there are still some other retailers looking to move in.More
    As some big box stores like K-Mart and Toys R Us leave Salisbury, there are still some other retailers looking to move in.More
Powered by Frankly

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices