A 37-year-old woman has died after deputies in northern Virginia used a Taser stun gun on her while she was in police custody.
Fairfax County inmate Natasha McKenna of Alexandria was taken off life support Sunday and passed away, five days after she was stunned at the Fairfax County jail, according to the Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office.
The sheriff’s office says McKenna was being transported from the Fairfax County jail to the Alexandria city jail on Feb. 3 when she failed to comply with deputies’ commands and resisted them. A deputy then used a Taser to restrain her, sheriff’s Lt. Steve Elbert said Monday.
After being stunned, Elbert said a medic checked on and cleared McKenna, and that she was then moved to another area of the jail, where she began experiencing a medical emergency.