Archive for the 'Settlement by city' Category

USA – Hawthorne, California settles civil-rights violation case for $99,000 [+ an earlier $300,000 settlement for tasering an autistic child by the same officer] (2014-06-24)

Posted on June 26 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : Julius Bilbrew was 16 in 2009 when he was tasered sitting on a park-bench with his girl-friend. The City of Hawthorne has just agreed to a $99,000 settlement The same police officer was accused of similar civil-rights violations for using a Taser gun on a 12-year-old autistic teenager in September 2008, […]

USA – Hampton, Virginia: Hampton pays $500,000 to settle wrongful death suit over man shot by Tasers (2014-03-19)

Posted on March 19 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Hatchel P. “Trey” Adams III, 36, died when he was taken into custody in December 2009 after being shot several times with Tasers at least four times while he was being taken into emergency custody on mental health issues. His mother sued the eight police officers involved. The City of Hampton has […]

USA – Springdale, Pennsylvania insurance carrier pays $225,000 over Taser incident (2013-10-08)

Posted on October 8 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : A small town’s insurance covers cost of taser abuse case – but at what cost to renewing the insurance? Is this really a free ride for tax-payers? Springdale Borough’s (pop. 3,500) insurance carrier paid $225,000 to settle a federal lawsuit involving alleged civil rights violations: the tasering of Gary Cahill in […]

USA – Oxford, Cincinnati settles 2008 Taser case for $750,000 (2103-03-31)

Posted on March 31 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : The city of Oxford has settled a federal lawsuit filed by the parents of a Miami University student who died after police Tased him in 2008. The city’s insurance company will pay the $750,000 settlement. In April 2008, 24-year-old Kevin Piskura was shot with a Taser. He went into cardiac arrest […]

USA – Hermosa Beach, California man in Taser incident gets $130,000 (2011-10-27)

Posted on November 27 2011 by admin

 [[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: The City of Hermosa Beach has agreed to pay $130,000 to settle the claim of a Brian Seidensticker who says Hermosa police zapped him with a Taser and struck him with a baton or a flashlight in a parking lot. He sustained factrures in hiw face. The city admitted no wrongdoing in the […]