250_crazyman_taser.jpgThe NYPD lieutenant responsible for killing a mentally unbalanced naked man after giving the order to taser him, has taken his own life. Lt. Michael Pigott shot himself in the head a week after the horrific incident that was caught on video and shocked even PBA card carrying members of the public. The uproar caused the NYPD to mandate additional training for Emergency Services Unit personnel when dealing with emotionally disturbed people. Officers are prohibited from tasering someone under department guidelines “in situations where the subject may fall from an elevated surface.” The cop who actually fired the taser, Nicholas Marchesona, was placed on desk duty but wasn’t stripped of his gun, also giving him the option to self-discipline. |NYP|