- Associated Press - Sunday, June 28, 2015

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - A federal judge has sided with the federal government in a lawsuit filed by a Helena man who said a U.S. Forest Service employee caused him brain damage in using a Taser on him in 2010.

The Missoulian reports (http://bit.ly/1LN0cJd ) that U.S. District Court Judge Dana Christensen of Missoula handed down his verdict Friday following a lengthy bench trial.

Christensen ruled there was no evidence the deployment of the Taser caused Thomas Bisom, then 17, any brain injury after a confrontation on May 1, 2010, at a trailhead in the Helena National Forest.

Bisom’s lawsuit charged that the Forest Service law enforcement officer was negligent and that his constitutional rights were violated.

He sought $3 million in damages.

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Information from: Missoulian, http://www.missoulian.com

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