Topeka, KS - Relatives of Walter E. Haake Jr., 59, of Lawrence, have settled a wrongful death lawsuit against two deputies, the sheriff and the county. Mr. Haake "died" shortly after Shawnee County deputies used a taser on him (three times) at the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. parking lot. The lawsuit had named deputies Jason Mills and Shayna Johnson, Sheriff Dick Barta and Shawnee County. The County Commissioner said that he wouldn't disclose the terms of the settlement because that might jeopardize the agreement, and that the county commission still needs to vote on the agreement. Source: [LINK]
See previous post [LINK].
See also Truth...Not Tasers blog [LINK].
Reportedly the Shawnee County Coroner's Office had determined that "The cause of death is of cardiac nature...", but also concluded that it wasn't the taser's fault. [LINK] Taser International was dropped from the lawsuit last year.
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