Franklin County Sheriff Zach Scott said, Wednesday, he will run for Mayor of Columbus next year.
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.