- Associated Press - Thursday, August 10, 2017

GAITHERSBURG, Md. (AP) - County officials in Maryland have settled a civil rights violation claim with the family of a man who died after being shot by a Taser during a 2013 arrest.

Montgomery County’s chief of litigation told The Baltimore Sun Thursday that the settlement Anthony Howard Sr.’s family was made without any admission of liability.

The Gaithersburg man was high on cocaine and behaving erratically when he encountered police in April 2013.

Police said in an incident report that Howard had thrown “boulders” and charged at officers. The Sun reports police fired their Tasers at Howard nine times for a total of 37 seconds, longer than the recommended limit of 15 seconds. He stopped breathing and died shortly after.

Officials cited a confidentiality agreement in declining to disclose the settlement amount.


Information from: The Baltimore Sun, https://www.baltimoresun.com

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