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Wis. man sues over trooper's use of stun gun


MENOMONIE, Wis. (AP) -- A Menomonie man who was shot with a stun gun while handcuffed is suing the Wisconsin Department of Transportation and the trooper who used the stun gun on him.

Scott Nelson filed the lawsuit against the DOT and State Patrol trooper Heidi King of Eau Claire. He is seeking unspecified compensatory and punitive damages.

Nelson alleges he was "brutally manhandled" by King when she arrested him during a traffic stop on Nov. 15, 2009. He contends his right "to be free from unreasonable seizures" was violated.

The Leader-Telegram (http://bit.ly/sZFHwh) reports the trooper shot Nelson with a stun gun when he refused to enter her police car. The shot knocked him into the back seat of King's vehicle.

The DOT says it has not seen the complaint and had no comment.


Information from: Leader-Telegram, http://www.leadertelegram.com/

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APNP-11-02-11 1640CDT

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