Recordings show Cardall hit twice with Taser before dying, Brian Cardall was pronounced dead a short time later. His death is being investigated by a task force assembled by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office. An autopsy has been performed, but investigators are not releasing any preliminary results.
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Anna Cardall called 911 at 1:04 p.m. and was on the phone with emergency dispatchers for 13 minutes before officers arrived.
He’s freaking out. He’s just freaking out,” she told the emergency dispatcher. “No! Don’t! Oh my gosh! No! Please! I’m afraid he’s going to jump into traffic.”
On the 911 tapes, provided to KSL by Brian Cardall’s family, he can be heard ranting and raving. His wife tells a dispatcher he suffers from bipolar disorder. [CLICK HERE to listen to Anna Cardall’s 911 call]
The tapes provide a more complete picture of Brian Cardall’s bizarre death alongside a highway outside Hurricane last week. He died after being tased by a police officer.
On another tape recording obtained by KSL, the officer can be heard being dispatched to the scene. As soon as he arrives at 1:17 p.m., he encounters Brian Cardall, who is naked.
Get down on the ground! Get down on the ground!” the officer shouts. Brian Cardall responds twice in what sounds as a panicked voice, “Is this a standoff! Don’t shoot.”
About 42 seconds after arriving on scene the officer deployed his Taser yelling, “Taser deployed! Stay on the ground! Stay on the ground!”
On the tape, Brian Cardall can be heard screaming as the officer cycles the Taser a second time. Officers struggle to get Brian Cardall into handcuffs. You can also hear Brian Cardall’s wife yelling at him to comply. Almost immediately, they notice something wrong.
He’s not breathing,” an officer said on the tape. They also notice he is pale. More than three minutes after the Taser was deployed, someone can be heard saying, “no pulse.”
Brian Cardall was pronounced dead a short time later. His death is being investigated by a task force assembled by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office. An autopsy has been performed, but investigators are not releasing any preliminary results.