Iowa town agrees to pay $67,500 after Taser lawsuit
Tue, 31 Dec 2013 14:22:03 GMT — A southern Iowa town has agreed to pay $67,500 to settle a lawsuit filed by a mentally disabled woman who was shocked with a police Taser. The Des Moines Register reports that Cherish Storm was shocked three times by a Chariton police officer in August 2010, including once while she lay in the back of a squad car in leg shackles and handcuffs. A video of the incident shows Storm resisting being handcuffed. She was shocked seconds after her boyfriend told Officer Tyler Ruble that she had a mental disability and had undergone electroconvulsive therapy two days earlier. Storm was convicted of interference with official acts and assault causing bodily injury. The settlement was released in response to a records request by the newspaper. City officials declined to comment.
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