EAST POINT, Ga. – A lawsuit is pending against East Point police following the death of a man stunned by a police Taser, the man's family says.
East Point police say they responded to a 911 call for domestic violence on April 11. When an officer arrived, he confronted 24-year-old Gregory Towns, who authorities say ran. The department says they then used a Taser to try and subdue Towns.
The family's attorney, Chris Stewart, has already given the city notice that they plan to file a lawsuit.
"The biggest thing the family wants to know why their son was electrocuted to death," Stewart told 11Alive's Blayne Alexander. "Every witness is saying the same thing -- they're all saying he was cuffed behind his back, on the ground getting Tased over and over again - and that led to his death."