2008-10-23 / Local & State

Carlisle Man Suing Police Over Stun Gun Incident.

CARLISLE, Pa. (AP) - A man is suing the Carlisle police department stemming from a 2006 incident in which he says officers used a stun gun on him.

Richard Shultz says in his federal lawsuit that he suffers from a seizure disorder.

He says he was having a seizure in a fast-food restaurant when officers forced him to the ground and used a stun gun on him at least four times, causing burns, then handcuffing him.

Shultz is seeking compensation and unspecified damages.

But his attorney, Debra Mehaffie, says the main point of the lawsuit is to send a message that police should be better trained about disabilities.

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