- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 2, 2015

GRANTS, N.M. (AP) - The parents of a man who was fatally beaten at a 2012 house party in Grants have filed a lawsuit against the city’s police department.

Nelson and Lisa Rains say their 25-year-old son was literally kicked to death on Jan. 15, 2012 and someone used an “unaccounted-for, police issued” stun gun on him.

John Rains was taken to a Cibola hospital, where he died shortly after arrival.

A man accused of second-degree murder in the case was acquitted in August 2014.

Rains’ parents hired an Albuquerque law firm to file a lawsuit against the Grants Police Department, its current and former chiefs and two officers accused of misconduct.

The suit seeks punitive damages to be determined by a jury.

Grants police didn’t immediately return a call seeking comment Tuesday night.


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