- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 28, 2014

BALTIMORE (AP) - Baltimore prosecutors have declined to file charges against a police officer for using a stun gun on a 19-year-old hospital patient who fell into a coma and died days later.

Prosecutors said Tuesday that the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner ruled that 19-year-old George Vonn King Jr. died of natural causes.

King was a patient at Good Samaritan Hospital when a police officer used a stun gun to subdue him during a struggle on May 7. The autopsy found that King died of meningitis and an abscess in his spine.

After King’s death, Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts said he was reviewing the department’s policy on the use of stun guns in hospitals.

Police have said the officer used the stun gun after King became combative with hospital staff.

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