Family sues police over stun gun death of mentally ill man

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MILWAUKEE, Wis. (AP) -- The family of a mentally ill man who died after Milwaukee-area police officers used a stun gun on him has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the Village of West Milwaukee.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports the family of 22-year-old Adam Trammell alleges police violated his constitutional rights by using excessive and deadly force during the May 2017 encounter. The family seeks unspecified money damages.

The officers were called to Trammell's apartment by a neighbor who said Trammell was having a mental breakdown and threatening to hurt himself. The officers found Trammell in the shower and used their stun guns after he failed to respond to commands. Prosecutors later cleared the officers of wrongdoing.

The village attorney did not immediately respond to Sentinel and Associated Press requests for comment.



 
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