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Hearing Set for a Lawsuit Against Knoxville, Police Department and Police Officer

Posted: Wednesday, August 25th, 2010 at 6:30 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS News-Samantha Smith

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The City of Knoxville, Knoxville Police Department, Officer Aaron Fuller and TASER International face a lawsuit by a former Pleasantville Police Officer who says he suffered permanent damage during a training exercise.  Daniel Ginger was part of a TASER training back in 2008 where officers who were going to carry the Electronic Control Device had to experience what it was like to be hit with one.  Ginger claims that he was disabled in the training and therefore is suing the officer, manufacturing company, city and police department.  Knoxville City Manager Dick Schrad says they have video of the training and copies of the liability waiver signed by Ginger and are being represented by TASER and an attorney who is well versed in this type of case.  Schrad says it’s not uncommon for those who are shocked by a TASER to claim injury.  A hearing for the case has been set for September 3rd at 1:30pm in the Marion County Courthouse.