Running in traffic and dressed only in a pair of dirty shorts, Del’ Ostia made a nuisance of himself in a motel lobby. Responding local police struggled to control him and prevent him from breaking the lobby windows. They tasered him; he stopped breathing. His death was attributed to both illegal and prescription drugs in his system. His family filed a wrongful death lawsuit and received $6,000.

ID: 920

Victms Name: Vincent Del’ Ostia
Age: 31
Gender: Male
Race:

City: Hollywood
County: Broward
State: FL
Zip Code: 33020
Country: United States of America

Agency: Hollywood Police Department

Cause of Death: Tasered

Circumstances surrounding mental health: Running in traffic and dressed only in a pair of dirty shorts, Del’ Ostia made a nuisance of himself in a motel lobby. Responding local police struggled to control him and prevent him from breaking the lobby windows. They tasered him; he stopped breathing. His death was attributed to both illegal and prescription drugs in his system. His family filed a wrongful death lawsuit and received $6,000.

Symptoms of mental health: Yes

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