‘No excuse’ for teen’s Taser death, mother says

Renea Mitchell said her son Robert wanted "nothing to do" with police, a feeling she said is "nothing new" among teenagers in Detroit. But she wants to know why police felt they needed to use a Taser on a scared, 16-year-old, learning-disabled boy with no criminal record. Robert Mitchell died April 10 in an abandoned house in Warren, just across Eight Mile Road from Detroit proper.