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Tasered Man Sues Chicago Police

Tasers Suck! [permalink] From the newswire: "In a lawsuit to be filed today [September 21, 2005], a law firm known for battling police misconduct is alleging that officers with the Chicago Police Department beat and shocked a mentally retarded man but never charged him with any crime.

"The police attack on 54-year-old Alfredo Lee Florez occurred at the end of last month, according to a statement released by the Law Offices of Blake Horowitz. Officers reportedly shocked Florez three times with a Taser weapon and repeatedly struck him, ignoring a nearby crowd's admonition that the man could not comprehend what the officers were saying." Read more

Additional Coverage: Original Press Release | The NewStandard




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