Saturday, January 28, 2017

Another lawsuit against FPD officers

The MWDN published articles about FPD officers 3 out 5 days this week. This lawsuit is from an arrest in 2013 where an officer tazzed a man they were trying to question. Charges were later brought against the defendant, but were later dropped.. no wonder there.
So the defendant sued the 3 officers for excessive force. Two male officers and one female officer who has since retired, claim they did nothing wrong. Judge Richard Stearns dismissed 4 out of 5 counts against the officers and let one stand. The Judge maintains that using the tazzer on the defendant was violating federal law, since there were 3 officers there against one defendant.

It will be fascinating to see the amount of money that the Town has spent defending the FPD in 2016.