WA police taser assault victim Spratt dies

Kevin Spratt. Picture: Ben Crabtree/The West Australian
Kevin Spratt. Picture: Ben Crabtree/The West Australian

AN indigenous man who made international headlines after he was repeatedly tasered by two West Australian policemen eleven years ago has died in non-suspicious circumstances.

Kevin John Spratt was tasered 13 times at the East Perth watch house in August 2008 after he refused a strip search and two police officers were later convicted of assaulting him.

WA Police said on Wednesday the 50-year-old was found dead at a home in Orelia on Tuesday and a report would be prepared for the coroner.