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Prosecutor clears Oklahoma cop in Taser shooting, fire death


December 15, 2017

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma police officer was "justified and appropriate" in using his Taser to shoot a man who died after he burst into flames and got into his gasoline-soaked truck, a state prosecutor wrote in a letter released Friday clearing the officer in the man's death.

Dana Dean Carrothers had apparently doused himself with gasoline and was carrying a lighter after police encountered him on Nov. 7 near Lindsay, about 45 miles (72 kilometers) south of Oklahoma City. District Attorney Greg Mashburn wrote that the 52-year-old Norman man ignored repeated police orders to get on...

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