A report says the actions of two Southwest Iowa police officers did not contribute to the death of a local man who caused a disturbance at a grocery store. The Creston police officers responded to the local Fareway grocery store on August 25th.
Officers say a man, who apparently had a seizure in the store, became combative. The officers used force, including a Taser, to subdue 59-year-old Ronald Adkisson – who was taken to the jail and charged with disorderly conduct. Adkisson was found dead outside the jail just 15 minutes after he was released. An autopsy showed he died of a seizure disorder.
The Iowa D.C.I. and Union County Attorney Timothy Kenyon reviewed the case and have found the officers followed department protocol and that their actions did not cause Adkisson’s seizures.