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Man taken off life support, dies a week after he was tased by Anaheim police

A Taser X26 stun gun is displayed at the Oakland Country Sheriff's office in Pontiac, Mich., Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2006. A little-noticed bill that would let more people use Tasers and stun guns in Michigan is awaiting Gov. Jennifer Granholm's signature, though critics hope she wields her veto pen. The legislation approved by the state Senate 30-7 last week would exempt detention facilities and private security officers at some hospitals and malls from a ban against Tasers, which have been criticized for causing deaths. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

A Taser X26 stun gun is displayed at the Oakland Country Sheriff's office in Pontiac, Mich., Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2006. A little-noticed bill that would let more people use Tasers and stun guns in Michigan is awaiting Gov. Jennifer Granholm's signature, though critics hope she wields her veto pen. The legislation approved by the state Senate 30-7 last week would exempt detention facilities and private security officers at some hospitals and malls from a ban against Tasers, which have been criticized for causing deaths. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)  ((AP Photo/Carlos Osorio))

A man has died about a week after Anaheim police used a stun gun on him during an arrest.

Jackie Boyadjian, an attorney for the family of 32-year-old Fermin Vincent Valenzuela, said he was taken off life support and died on Sunday. He had been in a medically induced coma.

Police Sgt. Daron Wyatt said shortly after the arrest that Valenzuela had suffered some kind of medical problem as officers took him into custody.

Wyatt said officers were responding to a call about a suspicious man following a woman in a residential area when they approached Valenzuela. Wyatt said Valenzuela used physical force to push the officers, who then deployed the stun gun on him.

Wyatt says Valenzuela's family attorneys say he suffered cardiac arrest and was put into the coma in the hospital.

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