Rusty Garrett here with the weekend outlook: Saturday will be the milder of the two days. Sun and clouds will be the rule with early weekend highs in the mid 80s. Back to the low to mid 90s on Sunday!
FORT WORTH (May 18, 2010)--Fort Worth officials have approved a $2 million settlement with the family of a man who died after police used a Taser to subdue him.
Fort Worth admitted no wrongdoing in the settlement with relatives of Michael Patrick Jacobs, Jr., whose death in 2009 was ruled a homicide.
The medical examiner said the 24-year-old was shocked twice, the first time for 49 seconds, which is much longer than the Taser is designed to deliver shocks, and the next for 5 seconds.
The officer involved wasn't disciplined or indicted.
Jacobs' family filed a federal civil rights lawsuit, which doesn't limit the amount a city could be forced to pay, unlike cases filed in state court.
Jacobs had bipolar disorder and was causing a disturbance before his family called police.