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Taser death case suit settled for $1.95 million,incident video released

Police dash cam,recently released video:The family of a man who died after Shelby Township police subdued him with a Taser in 2007 settled a lawsuit against the township recently for $1.95 million.

Steven Spears died Aug. 4, 2007, after police officers shocked him with the stun-gun type device. Family members of the 49-year-old hair stylist filed a lawsuit claiming excessive force by the police caused Spears' death.

On Dec. 8, U.S. District Judge Denise Page Hood approved a settlement between lawyers for Spears' family and those representing Shelby Township's insurance carriers.

Spears came into contact with officers when they responded to several 911 calls complaining of a man running in the street near 23 Mile and Dequindre roads wearing only socks and underwear.

The officers described Spears as "agitated" and called paramedics to render aid. But Spears was uncooperative wi

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Added: Feb-1-2009 Occurred On: Aug-4-2007
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