Taser Firm, Police Sued by Family of Dead South Carolina Man

October 8, 2008

The family of a South Carolina man who died after he was shocked with a Taser by North Charleston police sued the company.

The Post and Courier of Charleston reports that the suit filed last month names North Charleston police, Charleston County and the company that makes the Taser.

The family of 38-year-old Kip Darrell Black says officers should have known he could die when they shocked him up to 10 times with a Taser in October 2006.

Authorities say officers were called after Black was spinning around a utility pole asking for help and used chemical spray and Tasers after Black ran into traffic.

North Charleston would not comment on the suit. A Taser spokesman says the company has had 75 product liability lawsuits dismissed or ruled in its favor.

Information from: The Post and Courier,

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