Police: Video Shows Knife in Suspect's Hand Before Tasing

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JEFFERSONTOWN, Ky. -- Jeffersontown Police say a man who died after being tased by an officer was armed with a knife.

32-year-old Christopher Roberts fell and hit his head after being tased by police at a hotel on Taylorsville Road last month.  He died the next day.

Police Chief Sam Rogers says surveillance video shows a knife in Roberts' hand.   He says Roberts ignored commands to drop the knife.  

The chief says the results of their investigation will be turned over to commonwealth's attorney.

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