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Supreme Court Won't Review Case Of Mentally Ill Man Who Was Tasered To Death

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday let stand a lower court’s ruling that police use of a Taser amounted to unconstitutional excessive force in a case involving a mentally ill man who died after being stunned with the electrical weapon five times in two minutes. The justices declined to hear an appeal by the North Carolina village of Pinehurst of a January federal appeals court ruling that police can use a Taser only if officers are in immediate danger.
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