Southern Iowa town to pay $67,500 after Taser lawsuit
Another settled taser abuse suit
Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier
December 30, 2013
A southern Iowa town has agreed to pay $67,500 to settle a lawsuit filed by a mentally disabled woman who was shocked with a police Taser.
Cherish Storm was shocked three times by a Chariton police officer in August 2010, including once while she lay in the back of a squad car in leg shackles and handcuffs.
A video of the incident shows Storm resisting being handcuffed. She was shocked seconds after her boyfriend told Officer Tyler Ruble that she had a mental disability and had undergone electroconvulsive therapy two days earlier.