Alton Hall, 45, died after a taser was used on him while in police custody at the Modesto jail. Police officials claim that the taser was used in an appropriate manner. Hall's family disagrees. The family submitted a claim against the county, alleging negligent jail officials are responsible for his death.
The claim states "the county of Stanislaus and its employees did not adhere to the restrictions on the use of the Tasers and as a result thereof Alton Ham died."The claim is a possible precursor to the family filing a lawsuit against the county, seeking damages.