Chicago taxpayers will spend $9.5M for man jolted by police Taser

CHICAGO NEWS 08/31/2017, 06:20pm

From: Chicago Sun Times

Chicago taxpayers will spend $9.5 million to compensate a man who can barely move and cannot talk after hitting his head on the pavement while being jolted by a police Taser.

The incident occurred in July 2011, while Jose Lopez was being treated for chest pains by Chicago Fire Department paramedics.

Chicago Police officers called to assist paramedics in Little Village claim that Lopez refused treatment and became combative.

When one of the officers used a Taser to subdue the patient, Lopez fell backward and hit his head on the pavement.

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