05/25/2007

Tenn. officers accused of excessive force in use of TASER

By J.J. Stambaugh
Knoxville News-Sentinel
Copyright 2007 Knoxville News-Sentinel Co.
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — The mother of a 39-year-old man who died after a struggle with police at an East Knoxville intersection this week accused the officers Thursday of using excessive force.

A Knoxville Police Department spokesman, however, said the officers used "great restraint" Tuesday night while trying to subdue Kevin DeWayne Hill, who died a few minutes after he was shocked three times by a Taser.

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