What happened to Phyllis Owens

Phyllis Owens, 87, a person with mental and physical disabilities, died July 8, 2010, after being Tasered by Clackamas County sheriff’s deputies.

Larry Lewman, medical examiner for Clackamas County, stated the cause of death was heart disease.

This is an archive of news and information related to Phyllis Owens’ death.


Armed 87-Year old Woman Dies After Being Tased by Clackamas County Deputies, Salem-News.com – July 8, 2010

87-year-old woman dies after being stunned by police, KATU.com – July 8, 2010

87-year-old US woman dies after hit by stun gun, AP – July 9, 2010

87-year-old Ore. woman dies after hit by stun gun, MSNBC.com, July 9, 2010

Elderly woman who died from police stun gun had pacemaker, history of heart disease, The Oregonian – July 9, 2010

87-year-old woman dies after standoff with deputies, who shoot her with a stun gun – The Oregonian, July 9, 2010

Woman Hit By Stun Gun Died Of Heart Disease, KPTV.com – July 9, 2010

Autopsy: Tased woman, 87, had heart disease, KGW.com – July 9, 2010

Oregon: Armed 87-year-old woman dies after police stun gun is used, News-Tribune (Puget Sound, Washington) – July 9, 2010

87-year-old hit by stun gun died of heart disease, Examiner.com – July 9, 2010

87-year-old Ore. woman dies after hit by stun gun, OPB News – July 9, 2010

Oregon police defend Taser attack on 87-year-old gun woman, BreakingNews.ie – July 10, 2010

Major Crimes Team to investigate death of Boring woman after stun-gun hit, The Oregonian – July 10, 2010

Oregon Woman, 87, Killed By Stun Gun; Was In Standoff With Police, AHN All Headline News – July 10, 2010

Police defend taser attack on gun woman, 87, Wales Online – July 10, 2010

87-year-old woman who died after confronting Clackamas County deputies had pellet gun, not handgun, July 12, 2010

Woman, 87, had pellet gun when stun-gunned, UPI.com, July 13, 2010

Pacemaker from 87-year-old woman shot with stun gun by deputies will be tested, The Oregonian, July 14, 2010