Family wins appeal in death of Vegas man after police Tasers
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A federal appeals court has breathed new life into a wrongful death lawsuit filed against Las Vegas police by the family of a man who died in custody after he was stunned by a Taser a dozen times over a 2-minute span.
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals granted an appeal Friday filed by the family of 44-year-old Anthony Jones.
Court records show one of the officers deployed his Taser 10 times in 90 seconds, even as Jones was being handcuffed after he tried to flee a traffic stop in 2010.
The appellate judges overturned most of an earlier, lower-court ruling that dismissed the case partly because the name of Jones’ estate was incorrectly listed as a plaintiff.
The case now returns to federal court in Las Vegas for a new trial to determine whether the officers’ acted unreasonably.