Taser Lawsuit News and Information
Excessive use of force, wrongful shootings, false arrest and other forms of negligence or abuse of power can be grounds for police brutality lawsuits, which not only provide compensation for victims and their families, but also help ensure that appropriate law enforcement standards are followed and enforced. Personal injury lawyers throughout the United States investigate potential police brutality lawsuit claims on behalf of individuals who have suffered catastrophic or fatal injuries.
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The New York City Police Department has seen an increasing number of lawsuits, leading to a record high in payments issued during 2011, according to a new report.
The family of a California man who died after being struck with a stun gun during an arrest attempt, has filed a lawsuit for damages as a result of the wrongful death and violations of his civil rights.
Three Seattle police officers are trying to convince the U.S. Supreme Court to hear an appeal in a police brutality lawsuit brought over the use of a Taser stun gun three times in less than a minute on a pregnant woman who did not pose any safety threat.
The family of a Texas man, who died last month after being stunned with a Taser stun gun, has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the manufacturer of the weapon, as well as city and county law enforcement agencies for excessive force by the police.
A Utah judge will allow a wrongful death suit brought by the family of a bipolar man, allegedly killed by police use of a Taser stun gun while he was having a manic episode, to go to trial.
A California appellate court has ruled that the use of Taser stun guns in some cases can qualify as excessive force; a ruling that may have an effect on future police brutality lawsuits over Taser use.
Most Taser gun use by New York police departments fail to meet the appropriate criteria for when officers should shock suspects, with 15 percent of Taser shootings being clearly inappropriate, according to the findings of a new report.
A North Carolina jury has awarded $10 million in a wrongful death lawsuit against Taser International, Inc., which was filed by the family of a teen who died after being shocked with a Taser stun gun.
An appeals court has upheld a jury’s decision to award $3 million to a Texas mother who filed a wrongful death lawsuit after her son was shocked 18 times with a Taser stun gun by police before dying.
A federal appeals court has upheld a verdict against Taser International, Inc. in a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of a man who died after police in California shocked him with the company’s stun gun for 75 seconds.
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