The Coloradoan reports Larimer County commissioners have agreed to pay $225,000 to the estate of a man who died after being tasered repeatedly by sheriff’s deputies.
The man died October 25, 2005, almost three weeks after his heart stopped while being arrested by deputies. The man stopped breathing during the arrest and was taken to the hospital. But he never regained consciousness. The death was ruled a homicide.
The lawsuit claimed the deputies were not properly trained in the use of stun guns. During their depositions, the deputies stated they were not familiar with a memo from TASER International, manufacturer of the stun guns, warning against using a taser on a person in a state of “excited delirium” which came out three months prior to the incident.