March 12, 2011

Taser Lawsuit: Derek Jones (Martinsville, VA)

Villagers know that I've been tracking taser-related deaths. The very first victim on my list is Derek Jones. He is the 17-year old youngster from Martinsville (VA) who was killed by Officer Ronnie Wray on January 8, 2009.

Wray was cleared of any wrongdoing by a State Police investigation. An autopsy could not determine whether the taser electrocution caused the teenager's death.

The teenager's family could not find justice in the criminal justice system. They hope to do better in civil courts. The family filed a $17 million wrongful death lawsuit against Wray, the city of Martinsville and Taser International. [SOURCE]

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