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Polish police officers fired over 2016 detainee death

A new police commander in Poland says he is firing employees at the police station where a 25-year-old detainee died last year after repeated shocks from a Taser.

The commander in Wroclaw province, Tomasz Trawinski, took office this week after his predecessor was fired over the death of Igor Stachowiak.

Trawinski said Friday he is firing five of the station's officers.

At the time, police called Stachowiak's death an accident and said he was aggressive.

A number of police officials were dismissed this week after leaked footage from the Taser camera was released on private TVN24. The footage showed Stachowiak passive and handcuffed. It was revealed that he died after repeated shocks.