Man Dies Following Police Tasering

A San Leandro man has died following a Tasering by police on Sunday outside a hamburger stand

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    The death of an unidentified man who resisted arrest Sunday night is re-igniting a debate about whether law enforcement should use tasers. NBC Bay Area's Jodi Hernandez reports from San Leandro.

    A man zapped with a Taser by San Leandro police outside a San Leandro hamburger stand has died.

    The man, described only as being in his early 30s, refused to leave a Nation's Giant Hamburgers in downtown San Leandro at about 11:30 p.m. on Sunday. Patrols reported he was "acting strangely and scaring customers," according to reports.

    Officers used a stun gun to subdue him but said his health deteriorated after he was put in handcuffs, according to reports. At some point following a struggle he passed out. Paramedics provided first aid, but he was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital, according to the Oakland Tribune.

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    Four members of the San Leandro police departement are on leave after a man the struggled with during an arrest later died at a hospital.

    The cause of death is still unknown, and the man's identity is being withheld pending notification of his family.

    San Leandro police are investigating the incident.