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Michigan State Police Settle with Family of Teen Who Died After Being Tased

HeadlineDec 31, 2019

The family of a teenager who died in 2017 after a Michigan state trooper stunned him with a Taser has reached a $12 million settlement with the Michigan State Police. Fifteen-year-old Damon Grimes was riding an ATV in a residential area of Detroit, when a police officer tased him for not pulling over fast enough. The teen then crashed into the back of a parked truck and died quickly after. This is the Michigan State Police Department’s largest-ever settlement for a single incident. A lawyer for the Grimes family said, “We hope this kind of money will act as a deterrent, but unfortunately it rarely does.”

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