The Taser injury attorneys at Farah & Farah in Florida have learned that a 23-year-old woman, who claims she was stunned twice with a Taser by a Lee County deputy trainee, has filed a civil rights lawsuit alleging that the trainee was negligent and used excessive force without justification.
The woman says she was outside a Circle K market with a friend when deputies pulled up in a patrol car and asked for their ID’s. The victim claims she cooperated with the demand, but asked for a reason why. While the deputy was checking her ID, the trainee asked to search her.
She refused, and asked the trainee why he wanted to search her. Allegedly, the deputy trainee refused to answer her question and pointed his Taser at her. The woman claims the trainee then inexplicably fired the Taser at her for no reason.
The lawsuit claims the woman fell face first on the concrete and as she was convulsing on the ground, the deputy fired a second Taser shot into her. The woman’s attorney said that after the fact, his client was never arrested, never detained, and never searched.
“They just left,” he claims.
The lawsuit contends that the woman did nothing to provoke the deputy and he had no probable cause or suspicion to execute a search. The suit is seeking damages for loss of wages, medical expenses, emotional trauma and distress, and pain and suffering.
The trainee was reprimanded for improperly using “non-deadly” force, and was transferred from field duty to the Corrections Bureau.
Do you believe you have been injured due to the improper use of a stun device? You may be entitled to compensation for damages. Call Farah & Farah at (800) 533-3555 or contact us online. Our experienced attorneys can outline your legal options to help you pursue the justice you deserve. Your no-obligation consultation is free.