There was a fight at the basketball game tonight and the cops ...

Asked almost 2 years ago - Toledo, OH

sprayed some of the students in the stands with pepper spray.
A guy said that no one has ever died from pepper spray,is this true or has somebody died from it?

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  1. Kyle J Bristow

    Contributor Level 13


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    Answered . Pepper spray is usually not deadly, but it can be.

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  2. Peter Stephen Kirner

    Contributor Level 16


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    Answered . This is not a legal question. I am not sure how attorneys would know if anyone has died from pepper spray or not.

    The above information is not, nor intend to be, legal advice. You SHOULD consult an attorney for specific advice... more
  3. David B Pittman


    Contributor Level 20


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    Answered . This does seem like a legal question. Search a medical forum and post the question there.

  4. Ricky Louis Ferrara

    Contributor Level 4


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    Answered . There have been some publicized deaths due to pepper spray, raising questions as to whether its use is a civil rights violation (excessive force). A quick internet search reveals that death is possible in certain circumstances.

    In recent news, a civil suit is pending on this very matter:

    This advice, despite its helpful nature, should prompt you to contact an attorney to confirm the propriety of any... more

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