- Associated Press - Friday, May 8, 2015

EAST GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) - A city in the Grand Rapids area has agreed to a $450,000 settlement in a lawsuit related to the death of a man who was repeatedly hit with a police stun gun.

WOOD-TV (https://bit.ly/1DWIr4a ) says a judge last week approved the deal between East Grand Rapids and the family of 30-year-old Matthew Bolick. Police were called to his home in 2009 after he smashed through a window and said he was hearing voices.

Officers said they used a stun gun after Bolick punched an officer. An autopsy found the cause of Bolick’s death was excited delirium syndrome, not the effect of the stun gun.

But Bolick’s family claimed East Grand Rapids officers used excessive force. The city says officers did nothing wrong and the settlement was handled by its insurer.


Information from: WOOD-TV, https://www.woodtv.com

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