- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 23, 2014

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - A Shoshoni man who was shocked by a stun gun when police responded to a complaint about his cats has settled his July 2013 lawsuit against the city and the officers.

The federal civil rights lawsuit, filed by L.J. Faith, sought at least $1 million in damages for use of excessive force, wrongful arrest and assault and battery. Attorneys told the Casper Star-Tribune (https://bit.ly/1whtZQh) they wouldn’t discuss the negotiated settlement.

Faith’s lawsuit alleged acting Police Chief Antonio Rodriguez had received stun gun training on Aug. 30, 2012, just hours before he and another officer responded to a complaint at Faith’s residence. It alleged Rodriguez’s stun gun accidentally discharged, hitting Rodriguez and Officer Gary Cruce. Cruce then discharged his stun gun at Faith, who was arrested and spent 22 hours in jail.


Information from: Casper (Wyo.) Star-Tribune, https://www.trib.com

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