Former KMOJ DJ 'Q The Blacksmith' Dies After Tasering By Police
December 10, 2008 at 5:51 AM (PT)
A man who died after being tasered by police in MINNEAPOLIS was a former host at CENTER FOR COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT noncommercial Urban AC KMOJ/MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL. QUINCY SMITH, who died MONDAY morning after police used a taser to subdue him during a domestic assault arrest, was known as "Q THE BLACKSMITH" on the air for two years in 2006-07.
The MINNEAPOLIS POLICE Internal Affairs Dept. is investigating the incident, which followed SMITH allegedly threatening his girlfriend with a rifle. Five officers involved in the case and another who witnessed the incident are on paid administrative leave while the investigation continues.