- Associated Press - Friday, October 21, 2016

BANGOR, Maine (AP) - A wrongful death lawsuit targeting the Bangor Police Department over a stun gun death is on track for trial.

WABI-TV reports that the lawsuit by the father of Phillip McCue was returned to federal court in Maine after the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected an appeal by the city and five officers.

The 28-year-old McCue died in September 2012, five days after police used a Taser on him. Police said McCue had been using bath salts, a drug that causes unpredictable behavior.

The lawsuit claims police used excessive force and failed to give proper medical treatment. It’s possible the case could go to trial this summer.


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