Posted: Dec 29, 2012 4:34 PM by Associated Press
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Lawyers for both sides say a settlement has been reached in a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of an Arizona man who died in 2009 after a southern Utah police officer shocked him with a Taser.
According to documents filed in U.S. District Court in Salt Lake City, the parties settled the suit over the death of Brian Cardall, of Flagstaff, Ariz. Terms of the settlement weren't disclosed.
The Salt Lake Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/TxllgH ) the settlement included dropping Hurricane Police Chief Lynn Excell and police Officer Kenneth Thompson from the case. The city of Hurricane also was sued.
The family contends police used excessive force on the 32-year-old Cardall, who was running naked along Route 59 in June 2009.
An autopsy found Cardall died from heart irregularities.
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