Calif. ex-cop's TASER suit settled for $750,000

Police stunned her during a confrontation in her home, where she was trying to evict a tenant


By Henry K. Lee
The San Francisco Chronicle

ANTIOCH, Calif. —The city of Antioch has agreed to pay $750,000 to settle a federal civil rights lawsuit filed by a now-fired San Francisco police inspector who said she was wrongfully shocked with a Taser shock weapon by an officer in the East Bay city.

Marvetia "Lynn" Richardson, 43, said Antioch police broke down her door in 2007 and stunned her with a Taser during a confrontation in her Mokelumne Drive home, where she was trying to evict a tenant. She also refused to sign a citation for allegedly resisting arrest.

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