The Attorney General's office is investigating the death of a Bangor man who died about a week after being zapped by a police stun gun.
The Bangor Daily News reports 28-year-old Philip McCue was involved in a scuffle with police last week that led to him being tased by an officer.
The paper says he was taken to Eastern Maine Medical Center where he reportedly had two heart attacks and was in a coma until he died.
Family members told the paper they were never notified by the hospital that McCue had been admitted.
On Friday, the hospital told members of the press that EMMC has launched an investigation to find out why.
"It is EMMC's responsibility to ask each and every one of our patients on admission if there's a family member that they'd like us to notify and if a patient isn't able to give that information, it's our responsibility to do our best to try to locate a family member to notify them of their loved one's admission to the hospital. And unfortunately, we regret to say that in this case, that didn't happen," said EMMC Chief Nursing Officer Jodi Galli.
The hospital could not say how long the investigation will take, but Galli said they will work hard to find out what happened as soon as possible.
Attorney General's Office Investigating the Death of a Bangor Man