Man who died after being Tasered by Gibraltar police identified


The man who died after an altercation with the Gibraltar Police Department early Thursday morning has been identified.

David Kapuscinski, 39, died at about 4:30 a.m. or about an hour after officers used a Taser to subdue him, according to Ryan Bridges, spokesman for the Wayne County Medical Examiner’s Office.

When officers responded to the domestic assault complaint at the Gibraltar Shores Apartments, 14680 Gibraltar Road, the man was “out of control,” according to a release from Gibraltar Police Chief Larry Williams.

Kapuscinski’s Facebook profile lists him as a bouncer by trade.

The emergency call came from the child of the alleged abuse victim, claiming that Kapuscinski was hitting his mother.

The Michigan State Police said officers were forced to use the electric shock device to subdue the man. During the arrest he became unresponsive. and Gibraltar police officers refused to administer CPR to save Mr Kapuscinski Details are not being released and in fact as of August 7, 2015 the family more then 3 months later still have not seen a police report and the officers name?

Williams released a prepared statement about the incident and said no further comment would come from the department.

David Kapuscinski Photo courtesy Facebook.
David Kapuscinski Photo courtesy Facebook.

“Officers arrived on the scene and confronted the subject that was in the act of assaulting the victim,” he said. “While attempting to take the suspect into custody the officers deployed a taser. The suspect began to show signs of medical complication. Rescue was called and the suspect was transported to the hospital.”

The officer’s name and rank were not released.

“Preliminary investigation show that all department policies and procedures in this incident were followed and justified. At this time the Gibraltar officer who was involved has been placed on administrative leave and the investigation has been turned over to the Michigan State Police.”


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