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Saturday, July 25, 2009

Taser victim files lawsuit

July 25, 2009
Pete Curtis, 660 News

An Exshaw man has filed a $2.5 million, lawsuit against the Mounties and two constables, the result of a tasering incident in Banff in July 2007.

Police allege on the night of the incident, 26 year old Adam Dormer was intoxicated, swearing and yelling, when he was told numerous times to settle down, or he'd be tasered.

One constable claims, when Dormer ignored the warnings he was tasered twice.

But photographic evidence at a subsequent trial showed evidence of as many as, five taserings.

Dormer was acquitted of charges, of obstructing a peace officer in provincial court in January.

A provincial court judge ruled police had no right to arrest Dormer and excessive force was used when he tasered while he was in handcuffs.

Dormer, who is 6"9, says he suffered painful injuries, mental anguish and lost income during the course of the incident and subsequent trials.

A statement of defence has yet to be filed and none of the allegations have been proven in court.

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