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Dyer v. Fyall

Mesquite, Tex. officers arrest 110-lb. teen tripping on LSD. Officers tell him to calm down, but the teen repeatedly screams, thrashes, and bashes his head against the police cruiser. Officers tase him multiple times. One says, “motherfucker, I’m going to kill you.” (Audio here.) The teen dies of head injuries. District court: Can’t sue the officers for depriving him of medical help. But a jury might find one officer, who tased the teen in the genitals, used excessive force. (Click here for some longform journalism on the teen’s parents’ years long effort to get the video that made this case possible.)


Tags: 2018, Excessive Force, Northern District of Texas, Police

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