- Associated Press - Friday, May 29, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A 31-year-old man has filed a $25 million lawsuit against a California police department, saying he lost his left eye after Fairfield police used a Taser gun on him.

Jerome Hill stated in his complaint that police hit him in his eye, back and thigh with a Taser after they forcibly removed him from a parked car in 2014. The San Francisco Chronicle (https://bit.ly/1AxxGe1) reported the lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court on Thursday.

The eye was later removed as it had been pulverized, according to the complaint.

Fairfield police declined to comment, citing a policy of not discussing pending litigation.

Fairfield is in Northern California, midway between Sacramento and San Francisco.


Information from: San Francisco Chronicle, https://www.sfgate.com

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