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NM man sues after police shock him with TASER

John Evans sued the department, city after police used a TASER on him during a welfare check

By John Bear
Albuquerque Journal

BELEN, N.M. — A man Tasered by Belen police during a welfare check is suing the department and the city for violating his civil rights, although he and the department offer differing versions of the event.

John Evans, 39, in a civil lawsuit filed in 13th Judicial District Court, said he had an argument with his girlfriend Feb. 19 and made a joking reference about a former tenant of his residence who committed suicide.

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