Archive for the 'Insurance companies & tasers' Category

USA – Connecticut: Oxford settles Taser lawsuit [at least $50,000] (2013-03-08)

Posted on March 8 2013 by admin

[[Summary / Comments: In April 2008, 24-year-old Kevin Piskura tasered outside a barat around 2 a.m., while police were trying to break up a fight. Mr Piskura went into cardiac arrest at the scene and died five days later at University Hospital in Cincinnati. The city of Oxford, Connecticut, (pop. 13,000) has reached a settlement […]

USA – Pensicola City, Florida, settles for $500,000 in case of teen killed by police cruiser (2011-10-10)

Posted on October 10 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: A lawsuit seeking $10 million from the City of Pensacola for the family of Victor Steen, 17,who  died in the early morning hours of Oct. 3, 2009, when he was tasered by a police offier from a moving police-cruiser. Victor’s bicycle struck a curb in Brownsville, causing him to fall into the […]

USA – Bay City to pay $1-million to Elder settlement from self-insurance fund (2011-08-23)

Posted on August 24 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Only one of these two wrongful death settlements, using the city’s self-insurance fund, is relevant to tasers: to the family of Brett Elder, a 15-year-old boy who died after police used a Taser to subdue him at a party]] Two of Bay City’s biggest liability settlements will be paid out using the […]

USA – Kankakee, Illinois: Taser plaintiffs turn down offer (2011-05-13)

Posted on May 15 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: “Families of the nine Kankakee (pop. 25,000) Junior High School students who sued the city and the local school district after a police officer allegedly shocked them with a Taser have turned down a $90,000 offer last week to dismiss the case their attorney said Thursday.” Parents want changes in police policies, […]

USA – Marin, California: 1.9 million reasons for Marin deputies to use Tasers properly (2011-04-29)

Posted on May 1 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: An editorial in the county paper where a city agreed to a $1.9-million settlement. “The case started when 66-year-oldPeter McFarland fell outside his home after returning with his wife from a fundraiser. She called authorities for help.” He was somewhat drunk and threatened to commit suicide. He received 4 shocks from a […]

USA – Marin County, California, pays $1.9 million in Taser settlement (2011-04-26)

Posted on April 26 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: “Marin County will pay a 66-year-old West Marin man $1.9 million to settle a 2009 case in which a deputy sheriff jolted him repeatedly with a Taser stun gun… The settlement of the case was less expensive for the county than taking it to trial, especially since the result of a trial […]

USA – Mississippi: Taser training called dangerous by insurance group

Posted on February 12 2011 by admin

[[GlobalShock: “The private Ridgeland firm that administers the self-funded insurance program for county workers injured on the job is discouraging the use of Tasers in law enforcement training…  The Workers Compensation Trust had received several workers’ compensation claims from county employees for injuries received from being shot with a Taser gun during training. In some […]