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Malian dies after French police use Taser

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An immigrant from Mali has died after police twice used a Taser gun on him in the Parisian suburb of Nanterre. The incident started when police did a check of his identity papers, after which the immigrant injured four policemen with a hammer. They then used the Taser to subdue him. After his arrest, he was taken down in an elevator, but died when was taken out. Local prosecutors have now ordered an enquiry to determine the cause of death. French Interior Minister Brice Hortefeux has justified the use of the weapon.

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