What Happened?

Marcus Brown died after he was tasered by a Waterbury police officer. 

    The Connecticut State Conference of NAACP Branches President Scot X Esdaile and Waterbury Branch President Victor Diaz will hold a press conference today, May 16th, at 5:30 pm, at the Waterbury Police Station to announce the NAACP’s investigation into the Taser Death of Marcus Brown.

   Marcus Brown, a 26 year old young man, died at St Mary’s Hospital after a Waterbury Police Officer used a Taser Gun to subdue him while he was handcuffed and sitting in the back seat of a Waterbury Patrol Car.

   Since 2005 the NAACP has been fighting for a ban on all Taser Guns until independent scientific research can be performed pertaining to the validity of their safety.



   Attorney Michael Jefferson will be appointed by the CT NAACP to oversee the investigation.

   Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization. Its members throughout Connecticut and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities, conducting voter mobilization and monitoring equal opportunity in the public and private sectors.