Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Tasered Utah Man Wins $40,000 Settlement

Mike Nizza of The Lede reports that Jared Massey, a Utah man whose roadside tasering went viral on You Tube, has settled his damages suit with the Utah Highway Patrol for $40,000.00.

A taser was fired twice at Mr. Massey by a highway patrol officer after the Utah driver refused to sign a speeding ticket.

The deal was announced a week after a Utah prosecutor ruled the Mr. Massey did not commit any crimes in the traffic stop, according to The Salt Lake Tribune. His civil case focused on the fact proven in the video — that the officer did not seek to arrest him before drawing and firing the Taser.

The video has been seen 1.75 million times on You Tube:



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