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November 8, 2014 at 3:12 PM

Snohomish County to pay $600,000 to family of man tased by sheriff’s deputy

The Associated Press GOLD BAR, Snohohimsh County — Snohomish County has agreed to pay $600,000 to the family of a man who suffered a fatal heart attack in 2010 after he was shocked with an electric stun gun by a sheriff’s deputy. The Everett Herald reported Saturday that 25-year-old Adam Colliers died outside a Gold Bar home…

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July 31, 2014 at 10:06 AM

Police: Idaho Man yells ‘Taze me;’ officers comply

The Associated Press TWIN FALLS, Idaho — An Idaho man who authorities say refused police commands and taunted police by telling them to use a stun gun on him got exactly that. The Times-News reports that 23-year-old Michael K. Brubaker of Twin Falls earlier this week pleaded not guilty to resisting or obstructing officers and battery on…

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July 30, 2014 at 6:02 AM

Man fatally shot by Seattle police in Gas Works Park this morning

Update at 12:04 p.m.: Seattle police say that at least one officer trained in crisis intervention tried to negotiate with a man who was later fatally shot by two patrol officers at Gas Works Park early this morning. Department spokesman Patrick Michaud said that a crisis intervention team member – someone trained to deal with people in the…

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May 6, 2014 at 11:20 AM

Man attacked with stun gun in Lake City

A man was shocked with a stun gun early this morning during an unprovoked attack by two masked men in Lake City, Seattle police said. The victim told police he was walking in the 12500 block of 27th Avenue Northeast when he heard people walking behind him and a man yell, “Get off my block!” The victim turned and saw two men, one armed…

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April 28, 2014 at 10:19 AM

Seattle police arrest knife-wielding burglary suspect

A suspected burglar was arrested last night in West Seattle after he threatened officers with a knife and led them on a brief chase, police said. The burglary victim contacted police around 5:30 p.m. and said items, including an $800 camera, had been stolen from his home in the 2200 block of Fairmount Avenue Southwest. The victim told police he suspected the…

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December 26, 2012 at 2:48 PM

Tased inmate dies in Benton County Jail hospital

The Associated Press RICHLAND — A 29-year-old man hospitalized after being stunned with a Taser at the Benton County jail has died. Kevin T. Culp of Spokane, who died Tuesday, was in the jail as a contract inmate for the state Department of Corrections. Benton County Coroner John Hansens said in a statement that an autopsy would…

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December 11, 2012 at 11:09 AM

Richland police employee takes zap for United Way

The Associated Press RICHLAND — Contributions to the United Way campaign from the Richland Police Department got a jolt when records specialist Amanda Donahoe said she’d take a shock from a Taser gun if the department reached 50 percent participation. Contributions in past years have been 1 or 2 percent. But the department responded to the challenge…

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June 1, 2012 at 4:39 PM

City’s cost for defending SPD Taser case tops $424,000

The tab for defending three Seattle police officers who in 2004 repeatedly used a Taser on a pregnant woman during a traffic stop is $424,616, according to the City Attorney’s Office. The U.S. Supreme Court refused to consider a final appeal of a 9th Circuit Court of Appeals opinion that found that police can be held liable…

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November 4, 2011 at 2:40 PM

Police use Taser on drunk Interlake High student

Update, 5:30 p.m. The drunk student, an 18-year-old, was arrested and booked into jail on investigation of assault, a Bellevue Police Department spokeswoman said. “He resisted arrest and was fighting with the officers,” Officer Carla Iafrate said. “Officers had to Tase him to get him under control.”           Original post, 2:40 p.m. Bellevue police used a Taser to subdue a…

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