Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Autistic Man Claims He Was Tasered Twice In His Bedroom By Toronto Police

George Lochner, a 43 year old autistic man, is suing Toronto police alleging that police Tasered him twice in his own bedroom during a search for the man's brother. Mr. Lochner is seeking $9 million in damages and is represented by prominent Canadian lawyer Jack Ruby. Mr. Ruby, as reported in the Toronto Star:

called the use of the Taser a blatant misuse of force, especially since he said police did not have a valid warrant to enter Lochner's home.Ruby called for a ban on Tasers, and described Toronto Police Chief Bill Blair as being “addicted” to them.

Toronto police deny the allegations.

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