Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed after Taser Use ~ OPOLAW Injury Blog

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed after Taser Use

The family of Cesar Silva who died in 2007 after an arrest by the Los Angeles County Sherrif’s office has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Los Angeles County and Taser International. The complaint alleges that sheriff’s deputies used far more force than was necessary to detain the un-armed Silva, and that Taser failed to adequately warn of the weapon’s potential for being lethal. The lawsuit indicates that deputies beat Silva with a flashlight and shocked him more than 10 times with a Taser. Silva was not carrying any weapons at the time of the arrest.

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