St. Cloud Officers Names Released in Taser Incident Death


(Learfield News Service/St. Cloud, MN)  — The Minnesota B-C-A is identifying the St. Cloud police officers involved in the arrest of a man who died after being Tasered.

Officers Brandon Leuthardt and Jessica Schlieman deployed their Tasers while trying to take 41-year-old David Beckes into custody on Wednesday.

Beckes became unresponsive and later died at St. Cloud Hospital.

Officer Zachary Scholl also responded to the assault call.  He and Officer Schlieman suffered minor injuries.

The medical examiner is still working to determine the cause and manner of death.

A woman had called police to report Beckes had a seizure and was unresponsive before he assaulted her.


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