- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 2, 2014

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - A new lawsuit says several New Mexico State Police officers violated a Taos County inmate’s civil right when they used stun guns on him.

The Albuquerque Journal reports (https://goo.gl/jWUxhZ) that attorneys for John Moya said in court documents that he was “physically attacked and Tased” by officers in Taos County jail last month. The lawsuit filed in state court says the 35-year-old Moya “was still in leg shackles” when officers used stun guns.

Two of the officers named on the lawsuit were involved in a chaotic traffic stop near Taos last year where an officer fired at a van full of children.

State Police spokesman Lt. Emmanuel Gutierrez declined to comment on the lawsuit.

However, he said Moya was arrested on a probation violation at his Taos home where he was found hiding in an attic crawl space.

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