Thomas Campbell, 50, of Baltimore has become at least the 275th North American to die after being shocked by law enforcement officers’ Tasers. The following appeared in the Baltimore Sun on August 22, 2007:

“Baltimore police have released the identity of a suspect who died after he was incapacitated with a Taser during an incident in West Baltimore’s Sandtown-Winchester neighborhood early Saturday morning.

Police said Thomas Campbell, 50, of the 1000 block of McAleer Court was pronounced dead at Bon Secours Hospital shortly after he was subdued with a Taser, a device that delivers a 50,000-volt shock.

Officers apprehended Campbell after receiving a report that a man was running amok in the 1000 block of N. Payson St.

Police say they have used Tasers 14 times this year, and Campbell is the third fatality.”