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The Straight Story Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-20-10 05:00 PM
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Parents of dead man sue Ohio police, Taser maker
Parents of dead man sue Ohio police, Taser maker


COLUMBUS -- The family of a Chicago man who died after police in Ohio used a stun gun on him says officers weren't trained properly and the device's maker misrepresented its dangers.

The parents of Kevin Piskura have sued the city of Oxford and Taser International over the 2008 death of 24-year-old Kevin Piskura.

The lawsuit says police used the Taser even though Piskura was trying to obey officers' commands and wasn't a threat.

The suit, filed yesterday in U.S. District Court in Columbus, also says Taser falsely claimed the device is safe for use on people who have been drinking.

Oxford police say Piskura had been fighting with bar bouncers in the college town about 40 miles northwest of Cincinnati.

http://www.dispatch.com/live/content/local_news/stories/2010/04/20/taser-death-lawsuit.html?sid=101
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paulsby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-20-10 05:10 PM
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1. shocking!
can't wait for autopsy report, myself
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