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City Pays 50K In Taser Lawsuit

A man tased after a traffic stop in February 2009 was awarded $50,000 last week through a civil lawsuit against two Columbia police officers.

The case was dismissed with prejudice in Missouri’s Western District U.S. Court through mediation, with each party ordered to bear its own fees and court costs. The suit alleged violations of civil rights, negligence, assault and battery.

The plaintiff, Cadilac Derrick, 24, could not be reached for comment. His attorney, Samuel Trapp, and the officers’ attorney, Robert Krehbiel, declined to comment.

Soon after the lawsuit’s filing, a Columbia police spokeswoman claimed much of the information in the suit to be incorrect and said police reports supported the officers’ actions. Columbia police declined to comment today on the resolution of the case.

“We urge the public to follow this case very carefully,” former police spokeswoman J

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Added: Jan-16-2012 Occurred On: Jan-16-2012
By: jbpnw
Regional News
Tags: taser, tazed, lawsuit, jury, verdict, dashcam, caught on tape, police, cops, use of force
Location: Columbia, Missouri, United States (load item map)
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