His parents filed the suit over the killing last month. They are seeking an unspecified amount of money and a court order requiring the school to arm its officers with stun guns.
Aside from arguing he can’t be held liable for Collar’s death, Chief Aull also asked a judge to refuse the demand to arm all school officers with the weapons, which are used to shock suspects into submission.
Chief Aull argued such an order is both outside the power of a court and would affect state budgets since the weapons can cost more than $1,000 apiece and the arming cartridges cost hundreds of dollars each.
Besides, Capt. Aull said, stun guns aren’t a guarantee against fatal police confrontations.
“It has been well-reported that suspects have been seriously injured and/or died from the proper use of (stun guns), so they are not without dangers,” his attorney wrote in a motion.
A judge has scheduled a hearing on the dismissal requests for Feb. 8 in Mobile.
3 adults, 1 minor arrested during baby shower brawl
STOUGHTON — Three men arrested in a violent brawl at a baby shower in which bottles and punches were thrown and furniture was smashed have pleaded not guilty.
The Brockton men face charges including disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, and assault and battery on a police officer.
The men had no comment outside court.
A 14-year-old boy was also arrested, but his name was not released.
Police responded to an incident at a hall in Stoughton late Saturday and found as many as 200 people involved in the fight they say was sparked by uninvited guests. Police Sgt. Daniel McGowan called the scene a “nightmare.”
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