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Calif. man hit by TASER during stroke settles suit

Deputies perceived he was resisting arrest when he was actually having a stroke


By Richard K. De Atley
The Press Enterprise

Riverside County has made a $500,000 settlement with a man who was struck by a Taser dart after sheriff's deputies perceived he was resisting arrest when he was actually having a stroke, the man's attorney and court records disclosed.

The settlement was reached in February from the 2009 lawsuit filed by Daniel Martin Torres against the county and several deputies. Torres' attorney, Jerry Steering of Newport Beach, disclosed the federal court settlement this week.

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