Four people are dead in two separate accidents in Central Ohio. In Pataskala, investigators say a head-on collision on East Broad took three lives. One vehicle crossed the center line. Early this morning, the driver of a pick-up truck was killed when he slammed into a tree in a residential area south of Route 104 [...]
Family Settles Ohio Taser Death Suit
The Indiana family of an unarmed, mentally ill Ohio man who died after police shocked him seven times with a Taser stun gun has settled its wrongful-death lawsuit in the case.
An attorney for 39-year-old Doug Boucher’s family told The Associated Press on Thursday the lawsuit against the city of Mason and two police officers was settled for $375,000.
The city’s attorney didn’t respond to requests for comment.
Boucher died in December 2009 after a confrontation with two officers outside a Mason convenience store.
Mason police said at the time only that Boucher had died after being shocked by a stun gun
Documents obtained by the AP revealed that Boucher had been stunned seven times, and that he was immobile and face-down on the ground for five of them.