Doctor says Tanger was suffering from side effects of his medication — (Weymouth Online)Saturday, June 11th, 2005SSRI Ed note: Police Captain shoplifts after mixing depression and pain meds. Shop owner testifies that Tanger "would not do something like that."
Mum was stabbed 96 times — (The Evening Gazette)Wednesday, May 11th, 2005SSRI Ed note: Man starts treatment for depression in Sept, shortly after his wife decides to leave him, he murders her, stabbing her 96 times.
Good Cop, Sad Cop — (Seattle Weekly News)Wednesday, March 30th, 2005SSRI Ed note: Anxious woman takes antidepressants, becomes manic, marriage ends, bipolar diagnosis costs her job despite competence and no problems.
Another tragical Effexor/Efexor (venlafaxine) Suicide/Homicide — (AntidepressantFacts.com)Tuesday, July 27th, 2004SSRI Ed note: Happily married, content retired police lieutenant with no enemies and no domestic problems takes Effexor for anxiety, kills his wife and himself.
Deputy’s estranged wife testifies at hearing — (Jackson Sun)Saturday, June 26th, 2004SSRI Ed note: Deputy on Paxil shoots wife's friend, everyone says this was totally unlike him and that at the time he was "not himself". He cannot explain it either.
Richard Mack — (2006 FDA Hearings)Monday, February 2nd, 2004SSRI Ed note: Sheriff in small town testifies that through his career, the kids who committed suicide and violence were the ones on SSRIs.
Antidepressant found in body of cop who killed himself — (CHRON)Friday, January 16th, 2004SSRI Ed note: Veteran police officer on Celexa dies by suicide.
Widow sues Prozac maker in suicide of SWAT leader — (The Daily Oakland Press)Tuesday, November 4th, 2003SSRI Ed note: Happy, successful man, SWAT team leader, prescribed Prozac, gets akathisia, stops taking it, dies by suicide 4 days later.
Officer’s suicide prompts new Prozac lawsuit — (Indy Star)Thursday, October 2nd, 2003SSRI Ed note: Upbeat, happy police officer takes Prozac and commits suicide. His widow spots the causal connection and sues Eli Lilly.
Family, police mourn death Valparaiso officers wear black bands on badges in memory of comrade who took his own life — (Post-Tribune)Thursday, September 25th, 2003SSRI Ed note: 20 Year Veteran of Valparaiso Police Force takes Effexor, commits suicide.
Pacheco trial delayed until March — (West Hawaii Today)Wednesday, September 3rd, 2003SSRI Ed note: Police detective on Zoloft brutally murders his wife; is sentenced to life in prison.
Cops had prior problems with former deputy charged in murder-for-hire plot — (King County Journal)Thursday, July 31st, 2003SSRI Ed note: Man on Prozac tries to hire hit man to kill his family
Tony Noll — (2006 FDA HEARINGS OF PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGIC DRUGS ADVISORY COMMITTEE)Wednesday, July 30th, 2003SSRI Ed note: Happily married retired police officer kills his beloved wife and commits suicide on Effexor.
Waupaca Murder-Suicide — (FOX WLUK TV)Thursday, July 3rd, 2003SSRI Ed note: Retired police lieutenant, 58, takes Effexor, kills self and wife.
COLEMAN TO FINISH SENTENCE FOR FRAUD – FORMER U.S. AGENT FLED KENTUCKY WHILE ON PROBATION — (Lexington Herald-Leader)Saturday, May 24th, 2003SSRI Ed note: Paranoid man on Prozac jumps bail
Police chief’s threats detailed — (Utica Observer-Dispatch)Thursday, January 30th, 2003SSRI Ed note: Police Chief on antidepressants becomes abusive, aggressive and threatening, and dies mysteriously.
Killer cop was treated by drug-addicted therapist — (Asbury Park Press)Monday, April 22nd, 2002SSRI Ed note: Policeman prescribed Luvox and other psychotropic meds goes on shooting spree, shoots and kills 5 neighbors, tries to kill chief, then kills himself.
Suspect depressed, lawyer says — (The Cincinnati Post)Saturday, April 1st, 2000
‘Depressed’ police chief to retire — (BBC News)Tuesday, February 8th, 2000
WECHT SAYS CITY OFFICER SHOULD FACE HOMICIDE CHARGE — (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)Tuesday, February 9th, 1999
SUIT IN ’94 N.J. MALL KILLING — (Philadelphia Daily News)Wednesday, October 9th, 1996
Top Police Officer Shot by Colleagues — (Christian vs. Eli Lilly)Sunday, November 5th, 1995SSRI Ed note: Policeman prescribed Prozac after car accident has serious problems, MD triples the dose, becomes delusional, has manic episode, is killed by fellow officers.
RULING EXPECTED NEXT WEEK IN CASE OF TROOPER’S SUICIDE — (Richmond Times-Dispatch)Saturday, September 16th, 1995SSRI Ed note: Psychiatrist prescribes Prozac and Xanax to man without a proper assessment, he dies by suicide. Malpractice alleged.
Bank Robber, Once A Hero, Going To Prison — (The Biloxi Sun Herald)Thursday, November 24th, 1994SSRI Ed note: Decorated police officer takes prozac, steals, loses job, gets 4 years. He "can't believe" he stole.
Suicides by police on the rise — (Las Vegas Review-Journal)Sunday, February 20th, 1994SSRI Ed note: "Stable, loyal, hard-working" police officer with 30-yrs service takes Prozzac, shoots himself, 3 other suicides on same force in 3 mo. Out of character.
Boynton Officer Depressed, Lonely — (The Palm Beach Post)Tuesday, February 1st, 1994SSRI Ed note: Friendly, competent police officer takes Prozac + Xanax for loneliness, relationship problem shoots himself in the head, is found by his mom.
Chief’s wife says anti-depressant led to problems — (Fort Pierce Tribune)Friday, November 20th, 1992SSRI Ed note: Man takes Prozac, undergoes personality change, becomes callous, paranoid and uncaring, behaves badly to family.
ON THE WRONG SIDE OF THE LAW — (Newport News)Sunday, August 2nd, 1992SSRI Ed note: Popular police officer takes Prozac for father's drnking, loses marriage, starts to drink himself, deteriorates rapidly to breakdown, changes, steals.
Man who killed wife dies of his own wound — (San Diego Union)Thursday, April 18th, 1991SSRI Ed note: Warm, friendly man on Prozac changes, becomes preoccupied and argumentative, has marriage troubles, kills his wife and himself in front of their daughter.
Former Police Officer Pleads Guilty To Robberies — (The Orlando Sentinel)Saturday, March 9th, 1991SSRI Ed note: Police Officer takes Prozac, cheats his workplace, loses job, robs two banks, claims he does not remember robberies.