After using a stun gun and beating a Kona man while he lay incapacitated on the ground, Hawaii County police delayed seeking medical attention for the 39-year-old resulting in his death, a lawsuit filed on behalf of Randall Hatori by his brother claims.

However, Hatori’s death was the “direct result of his own actions,” said Laureen Martin, the county’s Office of Corporation Counsel’s Section Chief for the Litigation.

In defending the county, Martin also shared some previously unreleased information about the incident, including that Hatori reportedly attacked an officer, punching him in the head while he was down on the ground.

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