City of Tybee, GA Mayor Jason Buelterman said that 18-year-old Clifford Grevemberg will receive $250,000 to settle the case. [LINK]
MAY 24, 2010 - City of Tybee, GA rummages around desk, looking for checkbook [LINK]. Included a prediction of the eventual settlement "...well into six-figures..."; a three-pointer.
JUNE 10, 2010 - Two officers and the Police Chief 'down' in Tybee [LINK]
JUNE 29, 2010 - Autism is not a crime - please stop with the tasers already [LINK]
AUGUST 27, 2010 - Tybee Island, GA still cleaning up after taser incident [LINK]
AUGUST 30, 2010 - Being Taser-Stupid costing Tybee, Georgia a fortune [LINK]
Because this incident was so perfectly crystal clear, the repercussions are large in relative magnitude and very wide in scope and coverage. Two officers in a world of legal pain. Chief caught up in the mess. Careers ruined. A huge mess. All because the "Taser Training" is clearly defective (judging by results).
It's not really fair that such outcomes are so rare.