St. Paul Travelers Settles Stun-Gun Suit Against Pa. Suburb

February 2, 2007

  • February 2, 2007 at 7:15 am
    stun em says:
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    The cop should deliver the settlement check and stun him once more!!!

  • February 2, 2007 at 1:27 am
    chuck says:
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    I worked in law enforcement and did not like passengers to get out of their car, or even drivers, unless requested to do so.

    But, using a stun gun on Mr. Caruso was probably a bit too much.

  • February 2, 2007 at 3:33 am
    Jeff says:
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    Chuck,
    I agree with you about getting out of the car. I\’ve been pulled over twice, and I would never dream of getting out of the car unless I was told to. I\’ve never been in law enforcement, but I would imagine that sort of thing puts them on guard more than usual.

    About stunning the man, it\’s a tough call. I\’ve read a couple stories about the use of \”non-lethal\” force. The articles indicated that police are often more prone to use them because they are non-lethal. It may have been excessive, but it\’s really hard to tell. I mean how big is the guy, did he touch the police officer, did he ignore orders to stay in the car, etc. Either way, this is definitely one reason that underwriting municipalities can be tricky.

  • February 2, 2007 at 3:48 am
    Wait a minute says:
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    He was fined $350 in what appears to be a plea bargain to reduced charges and then sues the city?? Paid because it\’s cheaper than defending?? And people wonder why we have developed an entitlement mentality. Admittedly there are cost factors to consider, but companies just cave in much too often. And yea, they SHOULD have stayed in the car! Serves \’em right!

  • February 2, 2007 at 4:58 am
    gdsvt says:
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    Any way you look at it…..It\’s a whole lot better than being \”filled full of lead\”

    \”Book them, Danno\”



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