Family Wins Appeal in Death of Vegas Man After Police Tasers

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A federal appeals court has breathed new life into a wrongful death lawsuit filed against Las Vegas police by the family of a man who died in custody after he was stunned by a Taser a dozen times over a 2-minute span.

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals granted an appeal Friday filed by the family of 44-year-old Anthony Jones.

Court records show one of the officers deployed his Taser 10 times in 90 seconds, even as Jones was being handcuffed after he tried to flee a traffic stop in 2010.

The appellate judges overturned most of an earlier, lower-court ruling that dismissed the case partly because the name of Jones’ estate was incorrectly listed as a plaintiff.

The case now returns to federal court in Las Vegas for a new trial to determine whether the officers’ acted unreasonably.

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