Another teen dies after being tasered by the Police

WARREN, Mich. (WXYZ) – Relatives and friends of 16-year-old Robert Mitchell are in search of answers. The teen died after being Tasered by Police. The actual cause of death has not yet been determined.


A vigil was held Sunday night and his mother talked about what happened.

Warren police say Mitchell was driving a car with expired tags.

As officers pulled him over, they say he ran and then tried to hide inside a house near 8 Mile and Schoenherr.

At some point, there was a struggle and an officer used the taser.

Relatives say Mitchell was no more than 110 pounds and posed no threat to law enforcement.

But a spokesperson for the Warren Police Department told Action News officers were following their Taser guidelines. 

Still, a routine internal investigation is underway and the Macomb County prosecutor’s office is involved.

An autopsy is being conducting on Mitchell’s body.

It should be completed soon.

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