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Federal Lawsuits Filed After Two Men Die From Being Tased

There are 21 comments on the www.kake.com story from Jan 25, 2009, titled Federal Lawsuits Filed After Two Men Die From Being Tased. In it, www.kake.com reports that:

The deaths of two Kansas men after being tased has led to federal lawsuits being filed by their family members, who claim their civil rights were violated by law enforcement officers.

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Since: Dec 06

Coffeyville Ks.

#1 Jan 25, 2009
( Anyone ): Want to learn more on these taser weapons, used by our good Law enforcement here in this County.? The effect of these weapons are at this site > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taser
John_H

Derby, KS

#2 Jan 25, 2009
I see our tax dollars going to waste ! Dammit !

Everywhere you go now days, someone is trying to get rich because they didn't like the way he or she was treated.

When our County jails faces a law suit, they don't pay ( WE DO !) It's our hard earn taxes that pay their wages. right ? Being a Federal case only takes it to a much bigger Court and allows them a better chance to win in my book.
Jake Russel

Derby, KS

#3 Jan 25, 2009
I would say, pain inflicted by the use of the Taser, could potentially constitute as torture.

By what means are the police, allow to use their taser on any prisoner ? I hope the family wins their lawsuit and they fire the frickin cops for their actions.
LesterBurnham

Coffeyville, KS

#4 Jan 25, 2009
Why were they tasing a restrained individual? Illegal and wrong. I hope the family wins.

Since: Nov 08

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#5 Jan 25, 2009
Police brutality must stop now. The police have lost a large percent of public support over the past 8-10 years and I can't see that changing until we stop funding them.
Brutal

Delaware, OK

#6 Jan 26, 2009
I would do the same if that was my family member. However, the news says "deputies", they were NOT deputies. They were jail guards. Be it may, it happened and it was wrong. But they are putting a bad rap on the backs of people that do not deserve it.

Since: Nov 08

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#7 Jan 26, 2009
Brutal wrote:
I would do the same if that was my family member. However, the news says "deputies", they were NOT deputies. They were jail guards. Be it may, it happened and it was wrong. But they are putting a bad rap on the backs of people that do not deserve it.
One of a deputies duties is to operate the county jail in most states. They work the jail a week then patrol a week.
Brutal

Delaware, OK

#8 Jan 26, 2009
mike_lee wrote:
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One of a deputies duties is to operate the county jail in most states. They work the jail a week then patrol a week.
Well, that's not the way it is in Montgomery County. The jail guards are NOT deputies here.
right on

United States

#9 Jan 26, 2009
if they did'nt like it, then they should keep themselves out of jail.
Chronic Complainer

Bartlesville, OK

#10 Jan 27, 2009
Here are more details about the lawsuit. Found it at the Montgomery County Chronicle website this afternoon.

http://www.taylornews.org/mcc/2009/01/27/brea...
Peter Steel

Coffeyville, KS

#11 Jan 27, 2009
Chronic Complainer wrote:
Here are more details about the lawsuit. Found it at the Montgomery County Chronicle website this afternoon.
http://www.taylornews.org/mcc/2009/01/27/brea...
Sounds like typical Veach & Company behavior.
Treehugger

Coffeyville, KS

#12 Jan 28, 2009
mike_lee wrote:
Police brutality must stop now. The police have lost a large percent of public support over the past 8-10 years and I can't see that changing until we stop funding them.
Yeah, stop funding them! Now that's a brilliant plan! What then?

Since: Nov 08

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#13 Jan 28, 2009
Treehugger wrote:
<quoted text>Yeah, stop funding them! Now that's a brilliant plan! What then?
National guard while we reorganize. But obviously that will never happen, funding will steadily be reduced.
Turn

Wichita, KS

#14 Jan 28, 2009
Yea great idea. Less funding will mean less educated people in those positions, less people willing to work in those positions. Then it only comes out to be personal gain. Which is corruption, how will that ever help the situation out?
maas

Madison, WI

#15 Jan 28, 2009
Well with the one guy in jail on his fouth DUI charge and going though DT's(delerium tremons) and passing after 5 hours of being tazed maybe the cause of death was alcohol withdrawls. Alcoholics can die from that. It would be very intresting to see what the autopsy shows. The guy that was high on coke could have died from an overdose of coke. Personally I would rather be tazed than shot with a .45 or 9mm. This goes to show, yet again if your breaking the law and you get hurt or die, the taxpayers are going to foot the bill and that Law Enforcement is violating the civil rights of the individuals. If a Law Enforcement office would have died as a result of either one of the incidents do the public would be showing support for them? I doubt it. I still have faith in the Police and will continue to support them!
ruff duff

Wichita, KS

#16 Jan 28, 2009
Don't you ever watch cops on tv the criminals are never doing anything wrong. Its sad that America is always for the bad guy it always has to be the cop at the wrong. Can't criminals ever take responsibility for their actions. Yes it works both ways not saying cops shouldn't be responsible either. But looking at these three cases there should be a lot more investigation to the deaths. Theres a reason why people are in jail and usually a reason why force was used. Drunk/drugs and tasers might not mix well. Then theres the other case with a pregnant woman, last I heard fighting is usually not being responsible nor an action for physical activity while being pregnant. Yes its sad life was taken in these cases but can you really say one is more at fault than the other? Don't play with fire and you wont get burnt. Being dumb stupid and reckless should not result in a personal gain but rather a hard lesson learned.

Since: Aug 08

Coffeyville

#17 Feb 2, 2009
Does anyone have a good link with the details of this lawsuit?

Since: Aug 08

Coffeyville

#18 Feb 2, 2009
ruff duff wrote:
Don't you ever watch cops on tv the criminals are never doing anything wrong. Its sad that America is always for the bad guy it always has to be the cop at the wrong. Can't criminals ever take responsibility for their actions. Yes it works both ways not saying cops shouldn't be responsible either. But looking at these three cases there should be a lot more investigation to the deaths. Theres a reason why people are in jail and usually a reason why force was used. Drunk/drugs and tasers might not mix well. Then theres the other case with a pregnant woman, last I heard fighting is usually not being responsible nor an action for physical activity while being pregnant. Yes its sad life was taken in these cases but can you really say one is more at fault than the other? Don't play with fire and you wont get burnt. Being dumb stupid and reckless should not result in a personal gain but rather a hard lesson learned.
I know one of the former guards involved in at least two of the incedents. He is a violent person who is a danger to society. He used to be a bouncer at Dueces Wild in Coffeyville and nearly killed a man there, he now is at the club where Austins used to be. He seriously injured several inmates while he was a guard, besides the ones who were tased. He held a gun to his ex-wifes head in front of her children. Anyone who defends this person and says it was the inmates fault because he was in jail is an idiot and no clue what they are talking about.
Jail supporter

Wichita, KS

#19 Feb 2, 2009
It is a shame that the last administration had guards in place that were out of hand. This is one of the reasons that we have a new sheriff.
From what little I have seen the new administration is making a serious attempt to clean up the mess in the jail that was left to them. I think that Sheriff Dierks made a wise move by appointing his opponent Jerry Gilbert as head of the jail and leaving Jimmy Holt on as Jerry's second in command. I know both of them and truly believe that they will make great strides in bringing the jail back to an orderly place that criminals will be treated fairly but as criminals none the less.
Julie

United States

#20 Feb 4, 2009
John_H wrote:
I see our tax dollars going to waste ! Dammit !
Everywhere you go now days, someone is trying to get rich because they didn't like the way he or she was treated.
When our County jails faces a law suit, they don't pay ( WE DO !) It's our hard earn taxes that pay their wages. right ? Being a Federal case only takes it to a much bigger Court and allows them a better chance to win in my book.
There should be a law suite. The men DIED!!!! I pay my taxes any day for there to be a lawsuit. Did you even read the article.

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