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Son Seeks $50 Million from Los Angeles for Dad’s Death from Stun Gun Zaps

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lawyers for the 5-year-old son of a man who died after repeatedly being shocked by Los Angeles police with a stun gun following a traffic collision filed a $50 million claim Friday for damages against the …

Federal Jury Awards $100M in Stun Gun Fall Paralysis Lawsuit

ATLANTA (AP) — A federal jury in Atlanta has awarded $100 million to a panhandler who fell and broke his neck after a police officer shocked him with a stun gun during a foot chase, news agencies report. Jerry Blasingame …

Family Sues Two Virginia Officers, Accuses Excessive Force

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia family has filed a lawsuit against two police officers who the group claim unjustifiably attacked them while responding to a car crash in 2019. In the lawsuit, Elder Chacon, Brenda Samayoa and their 12-year-old …

Taser Looks Beyond the Stun Gun to Cop Cams

That was the dare Taser International laid down at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in 1998, and hundreds of people lined up. Taser, today the stun gun supplier to America’s police, was still struggling back then, and auto …

North Carolina County Settles With Pallbearer Who Was Stunned

New Hanover County has reached a settlement with the family of a pallbearer who was zapped with a stun gun as he helped load his father’s coffin into a hearse. The StarNews of Wilmington, N.C., reports the incident happened five …

Pennsylvania Town Settles Stun Gun Death for $900,000

The family of a Pennsylvania man who called police about a stolen bicycle then died after being repeatedly hit by a stun gun will receive $900,000 under the terms of a settlement. Mount Joy’s borough council on Monday approved the …

North Carolina Authorities: Stun Gun Used on Woman at Drive-Thru

North Carolina authorities say they used a stun gun on a woman motorist who blocked a McDonald’s drive-thru for 20 minutes after employees refused to serve her because she cut in line. Authorities say 37-year-old Evangeline Lucca bypassed the order …

Lawsuit Against Montana Police Contends Cover-up

A man who filed a lawsuit against the Bozeman Police Department in Montana contending two officers used a stun gun without justification and left him with a serious head injury has filed additional motions contending police conspired to cover up …

Michigan Suit Filed in Stun Gun Death

A lawsuit has been filed by the family of a southwest Michigan man who died in 2009 following a confrontation with two police officers who subdued him with stun guns. The Grand Rapids Press reports the lawsuit by family members …

Man Dies After San Leandro, Calif. Police Use Stun Gun

San Leandro police say a man who resisted arrest outside a fast-food restaurant died after officers shot him with a Taser stun gun. Sgt. Doug Calcagno says around 11:30 p.m. Sunday two officers responded to a call about a man …