Portland To Pay $250,000 For Mistakenly Arrested As Tagger

April 27, 2012

Portland City Council approved a $250,000 settlement Wednesday with a man who was mistakenly arrested by police who suspected he was a graffiti tagger.

Dan Halsted was jolted five times with a Taser as he was walking home four years ago from a restaurant. He was never charged with a crime.

KATU reported police recently completed refresher training on the use of Tasers.

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