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Father of Man Who Died After Police Used a Stun Gun on Him is Suing Bangor Police

| March 20, 2014


BANGOR, Maine (AP) – The father of a man who died days after Bangor police used a stun gun on him during an arrest has filed a federal wrongful death suit. WABI-TV reports that the suit filed by Michael McCue on behalf of his grandson seeks more than $6 million and names the police department, the city, several officers, emergency responders and the gun’s manufacture as defendants. Police used a Taser on 28-year-old Philip McCue in September 2012 while he was high on the drug bath salts. He died at a hospital days later. The suit claims authorities used excessive force and failed to give McCue proper medical care. A police department attorney says officers acted “professionally and responsibly” in subduing McCue. The state attorney general previously determined that use of the Taser was justified.

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